Rice 2.0 http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20356/all en The rice and beans war http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/costa-rica/090317/the-rice-and-beans-war <p> SAN JOSE, Costa Rica &mdash; They may not have an army, but Costa Ricans have found a way to cook enough rice and beans to feed one, especially when it comes to making the nation&rsquo;s favorite breakfast, gallo pinto, or rice and beans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/costa-rica/090317/the-rice-and-beans-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice 2.0 Americas Costa Rica Mon, 23 Mar 2009 21:57:00 +0000 Alex Leff 595407 at http://www.globalpost.com Thailand: Stay off my rice paddy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/thailand/100106/thailand-agriculture-rice <p> BANGKOK, Thailand &mdash; To many tiny, overdeveloped or arid nations, Southeast Asia&rsquo;s jade-green fields have never looked more desirable.</p><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/thailand/100106/thailand-agriculture-rice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice 2.0 Business Green Asia-Pacific Thailand Thu, 07 Jan 2010 11:33:00 +0000 Patrick Winn 5513728 at http://www.globalpost.com The brain grain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/india/100730/video-the-brain-grain <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/india/100730/video-the-brain-grain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bio Rice 2.0 Business Asia-Pacific India Mon, 02 Aug 2010 10:31:00 +0000 Poh Si Teng 5574854 at http://www.globalpost.com Food crisis threatens India http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/india/110106/food-security-crisis-economy <p> NEW DELHI, India &mdash; Alok Kumar, a 30-year-old father of two, is worried. Though the monthly salary he earns as a chauffeur in New Delhi amounts to about half the sum the average Indian earns in a year, high prices have forced him to stop giving his children their allowance and eliminate essentials from his family&#39;s diet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/india/110106/food-security-crisis-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice 2.0 Business India Fri, 07 Jan 2011 11:46:00 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5608689 at http://www.globalpost.com Rice wars: Has the US pirated Thailand's finest rice? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/thailand/110118/thailand-jasmine-rice-new-orleans <p> BANGKOK, Thailand &mdash; In rice-reverent Thailand, the &ldquo;fragrant jasmine&rdquo; species is considered the champagne of grains. Prepared correctly, it fluffs exquisitely, clings to the fork and smells faintly of flowers.</p> <p> Like champagne, it is deigned that only a select region &mdash; about five sun-baked provinces in Thailand&rsquo;s northeast &mdash; can grow the best jasmine rice crops. Much of it ends up on ships bound for the United States, which imports more rice from Thailand than any other country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/thailand/110118/thailand-jasmine-rice-new-orleans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice 2.0 Business Green Emerging Markets Food & Drink Culture & Lifestyle Thailand Mon, 24 Jan 2011 10:24:00 +0000 Patrick Winn 5611503 at http://www.globalpost.com Even the rice might be unsafe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/bric-yard/even-the-rice-might-be-unsafe In the past few years, China’s seen food scares over everything from melamine in baby milk to soy sauce made from human hair. Now it seems even the rice is toxic. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/bric-yard/even-the-rice-might-be-unsafe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice 2.0 BRIC Yard Thu, 24 Feb 2011 08:02:00 +0000 Kathleen E. McLaughlin 5626529 at http://www.globalpost.com Mapping the food crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/map-horn-africa-crisis Can't wrap your head around the Horn of Africa food crisis? Tens of thousands of people have already died in Somalia and an estimated 13 million people have been affected. Somali refugees are entering Ethiopia and Kenya by the thousands. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/map-horn-africa-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice 2.0 Global Pulse Africa Emerges Tue, 23 Aug 2011 16:10:00 +0000 Mariya Karimjee 5673750 at http://www.globalpost.com Rice 2.0: In Africa, rice is complicated http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111027/africa-liberia-rice-global-food-security <p> NAIROBI &mdash; Demand for rice is increasing by 6 percent per annum in West and Central Africa, which is the continent&rsquo;s &ldquo;rice belt.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111027/africa-liberia-rice-global-food-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Rice 2.0 Food & Drink Global Economy Mon, 28 Nov 2011 11:27:00 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5679461 at http://www.globalpost.com Rice Fields Of Asia: From Above and Below http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5679982 <p> For such a small grain, rice feeds an awful lot of people &mdash; 3.5 billion of them to be exact. Take a look at the grandeur of the rice paddies where this crucial grain comes of age. The following series of photographs are paired with aerial satellite views of their locations. After visit GlobalPost&#39;s ongoing look at a tiny grain with a giant footprint: Rice 2.0.</p> Rice 2.0 Travel/Tourism Entertainment Asia-Pacific Offbeat Mon, 28 Nov 2011 11:27:00 +0000 from Nicholas Dynan 5679982 at http://www.globalpost.com Food security for 7 billion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/food-security-7-billion This week, the birth of a baby somewhere took the world population past the 7 billion mark. That’s something to celebrate. Few thought the world could sustain that many people, ever – yet here we are. If you’re over 45, world population has doubled in your lifetime, and it’s still growing. But the news is not all good.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/food-security-7-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice 2.0 Global Pulse Tue, 01 Nov 2011 21:20:00 +0000 Mariya Karimjee 5679991 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan: Radioactive rice found near Fukushima http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/111117/japan-radioactive-rice-found-near-fukushima <p> Levels of radioactive cesium were well over the legal safety limit, according to tests.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/111117/japan-radioactive-rice-found-near-fukushima" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice 2.0 Asia-Pacific Food & Drink Japan Health Thu, 17 Nov 2011 12:19:00 +0000 News Desk 5681624 at http://www.globalpost.com Rice 2.0: Thai rice subsidies affect markets worldwide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/thailand/111122/rice-2.0-subsidies-global-economy-farmers-agriculture <p> BANGKOK &mdash; Depending on who you ask, government subsidies for rice are either a compassionate welfare scheme or the end of Thailand&rsquo;s grip on the global rice industry.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/thailand/111122/rice-2.0-subsidies-global-economy-farmers-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice 2.0 Food & Drink Global Economy Thailand Mon, 28 Nov 2011 11:28:00 +0000 Patrick Winn 5682227 at http://www.globalpost.com Rice 2.0: Is rice the enemy? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/indonesia/111122/rice-2.0-suharto-maize-cassava-crops-diversify <p> JAKARTA &mdash; Several decades ago many Indonesians relied on staples such as potatoes, corn and sago, until former dictator Suharto forced everyone to eat rice.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/indonesia/111122/rice-2.0-suharto-maize-cassava-crops-diversify" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice 2.0 Food & Drink Global Economy Indonesia Mon, 28 Nov 2011 11:28:00 +0000 Kate Lamb 5682231 at http://www.globalpost.com Rice 2.0: Toxic rice in China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/111122/rice-2.0-toxic-rice-cadmium-poisoning-global-economy <p> BEIJING &mdash; Chinese food-safety experts say tainted rice is only the tip of the iceberg and points to wider problems in China&rsquo;s food supply.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/111122/rice-2.0-toxic-rice-cadmium-poisoning-global-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice 2.0 Food & Drink China Global Economy Health Mon, 28 Nov 2011 11:27:00 +0000 Kathleen E. McLaughlin 5682240 at http://www.globalpost.com Rice 2.0: Climate changes rice in Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/111122/rice-2.0-climate-change-global-warming <p> TOKYO &mdash; Experts say that the quality of Japanese rice will continue to decline due to global warming, unless changes are made in the crop&#39;s cultivation and management.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/111122/rice-2.0-climate-change-global-warming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Warming Rice 2.0 Food & Drink Global Economy Japan Mon, 28 Nov 2011 11:28:00 +0000 Justin McCurry 5682241 at http://www.globalpost.com