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Miracle method for sustainable rice that scientists dismissed
A technique developed by a Jesuit priest is producing bigger harvests — and reducing emissions of a crop responsible for 1.5 percent of greenhouse gases.
Iran lifts seasonal rice import ban
Iran has lifted its seasonal ban on rice imports, allowing importers to register their orders.
India contemplates bartering basmati rice with Iran to bypass sanctions
The payment system with Iran is being relaxed further for basmati rice exports. This comes after the US allowed India to continue importing crude oil from Iran and develop Chabahar port.
Iran exports first consignment of rice since 1979
Iran sold 74 tons of rice to Canada, marking the first export of the crop since the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Rice 'safely conserved' in Philippines gene bank
Scientists said more than 100 thousand varieties of rice have been safeguarded for the future.
Iran issues tender to buy 30,000 tons of Indian rice
Iran's state grains buyer Government Trading Corporation (GTC) has issued an international tender to buy 30,000 tons of rice to be sourced from India, European traders said on Monday.
Global warming is making rice unhealthy. Here’s why you should be worried
Countries at most risk include those that consume the most rice and have the lowest gross domestic product (GDP), such as Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia.
Rice exporters of Pakistan pin high hopes on Iran visit
A 16-member delegation of Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) has left for Iran to explore trade and investment opportunities in general and enhance rice export to the neighboring country in particular.
Iran wants direct rice import from Pakistan
Iran is looking for ways for direct rice import from Pakistan, said a former Iranian foreign minister.
Pakistan seeks greater share in Iranian rice market
Pakistan produces favorable-quality rice and looks to boost export to the Iranian market, said president of Quetta Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Nigeria looks to 'white gold' for economic recovery
Hamisu Haruna and his men are bent over, turning the earth under a relentless sun. The work is hard in this impoverished part of northern Nigeria but the harvest will be good.
Iran to import first rice cargo from Thailand in post sanctions era
Iran will import the first consignment of rice from Thailand after 10 years, said the secretary of Iran Rice Association.
Researchers create antioxidant-rich purple rice
Researchers in China have successfully created genetically modified purple rice that is rich in antioxidants and thus has the potential to reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases.
Iran may soon permit rice imports from India
Iran may soon issue permission for importing rice from India, India's Commerce Ministry said in a statement.
Thailand seals Iran rice deal
Thailand secured a deal to sell rice to Iran for the first time in 10 years, with the delivery of 50,000-100,000 tons of white rice due over the next 1-2 months.
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