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Southeast Asia must close yield gap to remain a major rice bowl


At least 40 percent of global rice exports come from Southeast Asia, making the region a major rice bowl. The region helps feed other parts of the world such as Africa and the Middle East. Projections show that global rice demand is set to increase by 30 percent by 2050. With the continuing rice ...


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The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Nestlé named top plastic polluters for the third year in a row


The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Nestlé are ranked as the world’s top plastic polluters for the 3rd consecutive year according to Break Free From Plastic‘s report“BRANDED Vol III: Demanding Corporate Accountability for Plastic Pollution” released today, during a virtual press conference. This ...


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Philippine beer tycoon allied with late dictator dies


Philippine tycoon Eduardo ``Danding'' Cojuangco Jr., a key ally of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and a low-key businessman who led a food and beverage empire that produced San Miguel beer, has died. He was 85. San Miguel Corp. said Cojuangco, who served as its chairman and chief executive ...


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Coffee cheaper than ever: Producers see existence endangered


A huge ceiba tree adorns the central square of the town of San Pablo in Guatemala. The national tree of the Central American country is outnumbered in the region - the coffee plants of the countless small plantations dominate in the tropical hot and humid area. Coffee from Guatemala is in demand ...


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