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Europe: Olam shares on scheme that helps rice growers, supports consumers’...

Olam International is calling for retailers and food brands to back the new Sustainable Rice Platform-Verified (SPR-verified) Assurance Scheme and consumer pack label, which...

Americas: Product innovation and variety abounds in rice and corn, report

New and emerging culinary trends in restaurants across America indicate that there’s still plenty of innovation left for 'new' ancient grains such as rice...

Americas: Researchers release high-yielding red rice

Researchers from Cornell University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service are releasing a nutritious red rice cultivar that should appeal...

Asia Pacific: More Indonesians shy away from rice, report

While Indonesia has long been recognized as a rice-eating nation, Mintel research finds the local retail rice market is experiencing slowing growth. According to Mintel...

Asia Pacific: Ingredion to offer rice flours for clean label products

Researchers at Ingredion’s Idea Labs have developed a line of Homecraft Create multi-functional rice flours to create smooth, silky textures in clean label and...

Americas: Uflex’s rice bag wins design award

Uflex receives the Marketing Excellence Award 2017 (in food category) for its packaging design for Samaa Basmati Rice. Conferred in the US by the Association...

Americas: RiceBran Technologies agrees to US$8M private placement

RiceBran Technologies has entered into definitive agreements with a group of accredited investors for the purchase of US$6 million of non-convertible original issue discount...

Asia Pacific: Rice index finds declining food security robustness

The fifth edition of the Rice Bowl Index (RBI) report has highlighted changes in the food security landscape in Asia Pacific over the last...

Europe: Beneo releases clean label rice starch

Beneo launches Remypure, the company’s first high performance rice starch that qualifies for natural and clean label status worldwide. The ingredient has reportedly high stability...

Africa: IFAD, AfricaRice to strengthen region’s rice sector

Two project concept notes from Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) totaling US$4 million were being considered by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for...