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Palay prices drop, but farmers not worried

FAO has raised its forecast for global production of rice by 4.2 million tons in 2012 due to improved prospects in several countries including the Philippines. INQUIRER PHOTO

The buying price of palay has dropped from P24 per kilo to between P20 and P21 this month, but rice farmers are not worried.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Redeeming the lost glory of brown rice

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THE RICE TERRACES of Natonin town in Mt. Province grow “kintoman,” one of the varieties sought in the market for its health benefits. EV ESPIRITU

Time was when Filipinos cooked and ate brown rice because the only method to remove the husk of palay was by pounding it with a wooden pestle and mortar or a stone grinder.

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Healthy Options pulls out peanut butter brand

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The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that food distributor OneStop Distribution Inc. and Healthy Options Corp. have voluntarily recalled specific batches of Arrowhead Mills peanut butter due to potential salmonella contamination.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Health exec bans sale of salted eggs in Pangasinan city

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The health officer of San Carlos City on Tuesday banned the sale of salted eggs in that city as the number of food poisoning cases rose to 19 on Monday.

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Cemetery’s vegetable garden inspires town to go organic

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VACANT lots
in this cemetery
in Talavera
town,Nueva
Ecija province,
showcase the
productivity of
the local soil for
organic
farming, the
flagship
nutrition
project of the
town
government.
ARMAND GALANG/
INQUIRER C

A public cemetery in Barangay (village) Poblacion here has become the launch pad of this town’s biggest nutrition program anchored on organic vegetable farming.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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