Written by the Web Team   Here’s good news to our local rice-eating comrades: Philippine rice is arsenic-safe. “Unlike some 60 rices and rice products in the US that the Food and Drug Administration reported to contain cancer-causing arsenic, locally grown rice varieties are safe from it,” said PhilRice chemist Joy Bartolome Duldulao. Our local rices are safe as our irrigation water is arsenic-free. Arsenic is a naturally occurring metal […]

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Written by the Web Team   More than a thousand farmer-leaders showed their support to the National Year of Rice (NYR) 2013, an advocacy campaign to help achieve rice self-sufficiency, during the National Convention of Food Staples Producers held at Manila Hotel, Dec. 14. In their platform of action and advocacy, members of rural-based organizations, small water impounding systems, and irrigators’ associations, crafted activities that will help promote NYR 2013 […]

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Written by the Web Team   PhilRice communication researcher Jaime A. Manalo IV won the Best Qualitative Conference Paper Award during the recent International Conference on Communication and Media ’12  (i-COME ’12) in Penang, Malaysia. i-COME ’12 aimed to address communication and media issues such as challenges in the socio-economic and political agenda, cultural integration, and social reengineering. The conference gathered more than 120 researchers, members of the academe, and […]

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Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is a government corporate entity attached to the Department of Agriculture created through Executive Order 1061 on 5 November 1985 (as amended) to help develop high-yielding and cost-reducing technologies so farmers can produce enough rice for all Filipinos.

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