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Why does everyone hate the Thai rice mortgage scheme?

By Dr Samarendu Mohanty, International Rice Research Institute

The Thai rice mortgage scheme continues to receive a fair amount of media bashing even after completing its first anniversary last month. 

Future Group inks deal with agri-processor

Future Group inks deal with agri-processor

By Ankush Chibber

Food major Future Group has announced that it has inked a deal with rice processor LT Foods that includes the setting up of the latter’s new facility at the group’s new food park.

The GM rice problem: Food fraud from China?

The GM rice problem: Food fraud from China?

By Kacey Culliney

Genetic modification is an on-going problem in Asia’s basmati rice network and it is a problem that importers need to be vigilant in curbing, according to an industry expert.

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.

Japanese scientists to breed rice resilient to radioactive cesium

Japanese scientists to breed rice resilient to radioactive cesium

By Kacey Culliney

In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japanese scientists from the Fukushima Agricultural Technology Centre are working towards a potential solution for the future of Japanese rice farmers – a strain of rice resilient to cesium absorption.

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