International Rice Research Institute

Unilever acquires Aussie ice cream icon

This week Down Under

Unilever acquires Aussie ice cream icon

By RJ Whitehead

Weis, one of Australia’s best-loved frozen bar manufacturers, has been snapped up by Unilever to bolster its ice cream range.

Aggressive insecticide marketing, main driver to misuse causing pest plagues

Pest plagues drive Asian insecticide marketing crackdown

By Kacey Culliney

Unregulated insecticide marketing in Asia is driving overuse and misuse by farmers leading to widespread pest infestations and damaging millions of tonnes of rice each year, according to industry experts.

Global scheme to set out sustainable rice standards

Global sustainable rice scheme launched

By Kacey Culliney

An international system has been launched that will establish environmental standards for sustainable rice production in a bid to increase rice yields.

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