In 2013, only 28 out of 11 million bags of rice from Fukushima tested positive for radiocesium above 100Bq/kg.
Climate change has caused Sri Lanka’s rice outputs to fall to their lowest levels since 2010, according to FAO estimates.
The starch in rice can be converted to digestion-resistant forms by simply changing the cooking method, scientists say.
Scientists have developed a method to process rice plants into both biofuel and animal fodder that does not require special equipment.
The MoU between the RIKEN Nishina Center and Universitas Hasanuddin will focus on developing new breeds of Indonesian rice.
Although alternate wetting and drying technology can reduce water usage and greenhouse gas emissions, getting rice farmers to adopt this practice could be difficult.
The discovery of the protein OsABCC1 could help in the development of arsenic-resistant crops.
A collaborative effort between the CAAS, BGI and the IRRI has published the genomes of 3,000 rice varieties, amounting to 13.4 terabytes worth of data.
As night temperatures cross the 23 degrees Celsius threshold, scientists call for the development of temperature-resistant rice varieties.