International Rice Research Institute

Type: Organization
Name: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 2 reports

Philippine Senator Supports Research on Healthier Crops

| ISAAAThe International Rice Research Institute held a forum and exhibit on July 23, 2014 to celebrate the Philippine Nutrition Month. Philippine Senator Cynthia Villar, head of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food was the guest speaker in the ... [Published BioPortfolio - 12 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Shortage of farm labor seen

12:05 amby Filipino rice farmers are among the oldest in Asia and they are aging fast, according to a study conducted by two leading agencies.The study titled “Benchmarking Philippine Rice Economy Relative to Major Rice-Producing Countries in Asia” and ... [Published Manila Times - 13 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Renewing the Global Commitment to Crop Breeding

Editor's Note: This blog post was originally published at Devex .Research shows the world will need to produce 69 percent more food in 2050 than in 2006 to meet the needs of a growing population. In fact, without significantly changing consumption patterns ... [Published WRI - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Tackling the food waste challenge with technology

_ The challenges of the 21st century will stretch our collective capacity for innovation like never before.Take food security. Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is first to find 175-220m hectares of additional cropland by 2030; second, to increase ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Halting rain raises fears

JUL 28 -On-again, off-again rains have raised fears of damage to this year’s paddy crop, and agro experts predict that output could fall if the monsoon does not recover its full force by mid-August.The rains arrived 10 days behind the normal time of June ... [Published Kathmandu Post - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Villar backs research on healthier rice

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Philippines - – Rice is the lar-gest part of the Filipino diet and healthier versions of the staple can go a long way in helping solve key health concerns, as well as improve public health in general.Sen. Cynthia A. Villar made this ... [Published Philippine Star - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

National Newsbits for July 28, 2014

Sen. Cynthia A. Villar, chairperson of the Senate Agriculture and Food Committee, has lauded the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) based in Los Baños, Laguna, for enhancing the nutritional content of rice eaten not only in the Philippines but ... [Published Manila Bulletin - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

‘Ethical land grabbing’ could feed 550 million people

[MANILA] Crops grown on large swathes of land acquired in developing countries through “ethical land grabbing” can potentially feed 550 million people worldwide, according to a study (27 June) in the Environmental Research Letters , an open access journal ... [Published SciDev.Net - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Renewing the global commitment to crop breeding

A laboratory technician at the International Atomic Energy Agency's Plant Breeding Unit in Seibersdorf, Austria, checks on a phial containing a young banana plant. Photo by: Dean Calma / IAEA  / CC BYResearch shows the world will need to produce 69 percent ... [Published Devex - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

A half-cup idea: Portion control in the Philippines

Half-cup of rice option soon a must in Philippines' city restaurants.Soon, all food establishments in Quezon City, Philippines – including those in hospitals, schools, even catering businesses – will be required to offer their customers the option of ... [Published thestar.com.my - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Bio-fortified food slow onto tables

In 1992, a pair of scientists had a brainwave: how about inserting genes into rice that would boost its vitamin A content?By doing so, tens of millions of poor people who depend on rice as a staple could get a vital nutrient, potentially averting hundreds ... [Published Namibian Sun - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 2 reports

The long, slow march of ‘biofortified’ GM food

PARIS — In 1992, a pair of scientists had a brainwave: how about inserting genes into rice that would boost its vitamin A content?By doing so, tens of millions of poor people who depend on rice as a staple could get a vital nutrient, potentially averting ... [Published Oman Observer - Jul 08 2014]

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The paper, "The genome sequence of African rice (Oryza glaberrima) and evidence for independent domestication" was published online in Nature Genetics on Sunday
"I am saddened by the fact that rice is a staple food among Filipinos, and they are today the biggest importer" said Manuel Camato, a Filipino community leader in Qatar

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Philippine Senator Supports Research on Healthi... [Published BioPortfolio - 12 hours ago]
Shortage of farm labor seen [Published Manila Times - 13 hours ago]
Climate resilient seeds offer hope to Nepal’s f... [Published Responding to Climate Change - 14 hours ago]
Philippine Senator Supports Research on Healthi... [Published CropBiotech Update - 21 hours ago]
Renewing the Global Commitment to Crop Breeding [Published WRI - Jul 29 2014]
Tackling the food waste challenge with technology [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 29 2014]
Halting rain raises fears [Published Kathmandu Post - Jul 29 2014]
Generating a genome to feed the world: UA-led t... [Published EurekAlert! - Jul 28 2014]
Villar backs research on healthier rice [Published Philippine Star - Jul 27 2014]
National Newsbits for July 28, 2014 [Published Manila Bulletin - Jul 27 2014]
‘Ethical land grabbing’ could feed 550 million ... [Published SciDev.Net - Jul 26 2014]
Renewing the global commitment to crop breeding [Published Devex - Jul 24 2014]
Villar to file 5 bills to benefit farm sector o... [Published Business Mirror - Jul 23 2014]
India-Bangladesh Need To Harmonise Rice-Seed Tr... [Published Eurasia Review - Jul 21 2014]
Asia-Pacific Analysis: Prepare for El Niño now [Published SciDev.Net - Jul 20 2014]
Philippine farm crisis: What went wrong [Published Qatar Tribune - Jul 20 2014]
A half-cup idea: Portion control in the Philipp... [Published thestar.com.my - Jul 19 2014]
Famine No More: The World of Plenty Lies Ahead [Published REASON Online - Jul 18 2014]
MSU hires international rice breeder at Stoneville [Published MSUcares.com - Jul 17 2014]
Southern bells [Published Manila Bulletin - Jul 17 2014]
Leading Rice Expert Dr John Sheehy Honoured as ... [Published Welsh Icons - Jul 17 2014]
Farmers hungry while world eats beyond its means [Published Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism - Jul 17 2014]
The Week In Numbers: GMO Safety Testing, Guinea... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Jul 11 2014]
Aberystwyth University to Honour Eleven Fellows... [Published Welsh Icons - Jul 11 2014]
Editorial: Working together to achieve rice sel... [Published Manila Bulletin - Jul 10 2014]
PH rice farmers use less chemicals than Asian n... [Published Manila Times - Jul 10 2014]
Bio-fortified food slow onto tables [Published Namibian Sun - Jul 10 2014]
The long, slow march of ‘biofortified’ GM food [Published Oman Observer - Jul 08 2014]
The long, slow march of 'biofortified' GM food [Published Malaysia Edge - Jul 08 2014]
Uganda makes headway in rice research [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Jul 02 2014]
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Philippine Senator Supports Research on Healthi... [Published CropBiotech Update - 21 hours ago]
The International Rice Research Institute held a forum and exhibit on July 23, 2014 to celebrate the Philippine Nutrition Month. Philippine Senator Cynthia Villar, head of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food was the guest speaker in the forum. ...
The Week In Numbers: GMO Safety Testing, Guinea... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Jul 11 2014]
Golden RiceCompared to regular white rice, "golden" rice, at the top, has been genetically modified to produce beta carotene, a precursor to vitamin A.International Rice Research Institute via Wikipedia 1,700: the number of peer-reviewed safety ...
Progress with Stress-Resistant Rice for Asia an... [Published UC Berkeley Events - YouTube - Jun 25 2014]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPgEDSb4grQ&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Progress with Stress-Resistant Rice for Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa Umesh Shankar Singh, International ...
3,000 Rice Genome Sequences Made Publicly Avail... [Published CropBiotech Update - Jun 04 2014]
The 3000 Rice Genomes Project, a collaboration between the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), and Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), has announced the publication of the genome sequencing ...
Rice research institute renews push for futures... [Published The Malaysian Insider - May 22 2014]
Philippine-based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) today renewed its call for the establishment of a rice index and commodities exchange in Asia.IRRI director-general Robert Zeigler said a rice futures market would help stabilise rice trade ...
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