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Geneticists offer clues to better rice, tomato crops

Scientists laid bare the genetic codes of African rice and a type of wild tomato, data they said should help breed more resilient crops.

Geneticists offer clues to better rice, tomato crops
S. Korea lifts rice import caps, but vows high tariffs
S. Korea lifts rice import caps, but vows high tariffs

South Korea announced it would scrap rice import caps from next year, but said high tariffs would be imposed to prevent a damaging surge that would hurt local farmers.

S. Korea lifts rice import caps, but vows high tariffs
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Stop importing food, support local producers: Kazakh Senator

Kazakhstani lawmaker Kozhakhmet Baimakhanov believes Kazakhstan can meet the demand for rice and flour without importing the goods.

Stop importing food, support local producers: Kazakh Senator
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Nuclear war to 'end civilization' with famine: study

A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would set off a global famine that could kill two billion people and effectively end human civilization, a study said Tuesday.

Nuclear war to 'end civilization' with famine: study
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Roots breakthrough for drought-resistant rice

Japanese biotechnologists on Sunday said they had developed a rice plant with deeper roots that can sustain high yields in droughts that wipe out conventional rice crops.

Roots breakthrough for drought-resistant rice
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Gambia to ban rice imports from 2016: president

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh said Sunday the west African country would ban rice imports from 2016, in a bid to boost demand for local produce and move towards self sufficiency.

Gambia to ban rice imports from 2016: president
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Salt-tolerant rice bred at Philippines institute

Scientists have successfully bred a rice variety that is salt-tolerant, which could enable farmers to reclaim coastal areas rendered useless by sea water.

Salt-tolerant rice bred at Philippines institute

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