food production - updates

Rappler's latest stories on food production


CDO celebrates 45th anniversary with a younger look

Jun 25, 2020 - 11:42 AM

The brand refreshes its identity while remaining loyal to its mission, producing 'Food That Brings You Home'

North Korea food production down in 2018 – U.N. body

Dec 13, 2018 - 3:17 PM

Rice and maize are the North's main staples, but rice output is expected to be below average because of erratic rains and low irrigation supplies

FOOD PRODUCTION. This file photo shows farms and farm houses near the shores of the River Taedong, close to the port of Nampho in South Phyongan Province of North Korea in April 2011. AFP photo

Ferrero nears deal for Nestle's U.S. candy operations

Jan 11, 2018 - 8:10 AM

The acquisition would see Ferrero become the third-largest sweets producer in the United States behind Hershey and Mars

CANDY HEAVEN. Nestle's chocolates are seen on February 21, 2008 at a supermarket in the company's headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Asia

Aug 12, 2017 - 12:32 PM

Ministers and food safety chiefs from around the European Union are set to meet on September 26 in a bid to get countries to stop blaming and shaming each other over the scare involving the chemical fipronil

Dutch egg probe widens to chicken meat tests

Aug 09, 2017 - 7:28 AM

Scientists are looking for the presence of the insecticide fipronil a substance potentially dangerous to humans after supermarkets in Germany the Netherlands Belgium Sweden and Switzerland pulled millions of eggs from the shelves

SAFETY CHECK. Eggs wait to be tested for contamination by the insecticide fipronil at the Chemical veterinary examination office in Krefeld, western Germany on August 7, 2017. dpa / Marcel Kusch / dpa / AFP

Global demand for food products to slow – FAO

Jul 10, 2017 - 9:09 PM

One of the main reasons given for the decline is a slowdown in growth in China where incomes over the outlook period are projected to flatline driving down spending on foodstuffs

'Are we eating right?' Experts tackle food production and nutrition

Jun 26, 2016 - 6:55 PM

Advocates emphasize the importance of making sure that quality – not just quantity – of food is addressed to fight malnutrition

SUFFICIENT AND SAFE. During the Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s Food Security Forum, keynote speaker Marco Ferroni discusses the significance of food safety, quality, and nutrition. Photo by Rendell Sanchez/Rappler

#ClimateActionPH: How does food production contribute to climate change?

Jun 10, 2016 - 6:01 PM

The agriculture sector accounts for the second biggest share of the country s greenhouse gas emissions according to latest data But addressing the problem is easier said than done

Climate change poised to hurt food supplies – study

Mar 03, 2016 - 6:46 PM

Global warming is threatening food production and may eventually lead to reduced consumption

epa05110082 A Filipino farmer sprays insecticide at a field in Taguig city, south of Manila, Philippines, 19 January 2016. According to a study by the European Union (EU) supported -'Focused-Food Production Assistance to the Vulnerable Sector (FPAVAS)' project- earnings or profits of local farmers in the Philippines decreases due to unpredictable weather patterns called Climate Change. The research showed that typhoons arrived earlier than usual, becoming more frequent and of greater intensity damaging crops, while in some parts of the country, drought are abundant, had very little rainfall, thus lakes, rivers, and irrigation canals dried up. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Isang babala tungkol sa Sehat Badan coffee

Jun 22, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Habang isinusulat ko ito may nakaratay sa ICU dahil sa kaiinom ng Sehat Badan coffee Para nyo nang awa huwag uminom ng kapeng ito Maaaring ikamatay nyo po ito

'Significant progress' in food security seen in PH – FAO report

May 29, 2015 - 1:51 PM

Despite this progress the country still faces extreme challenges of malnutrition and hunger

Climate change hampering world food production – scientists

Feb 17, 2015 - 9:53 AM

Feeding the world is going to take some changes in terms of minimizing climate disruption

GOOD HARVEST. An Afghan farmer throws harvested rice in the air in order to separate the grains and the glumes, at his farm on the outskirts of Nangarhar, Afghanistan, 16 January 2014. Ghulamullah Habibi/EPA

Eating healthy: 4 ways to keep your New Year's resolution

Jan 08, 2014 - 5:22 PM

The Food and Drug Administration gives consumers 4 tips on healthy eating

Chinese rice imports toxic?

May 20, 2013 - 9:29 PM

The Philippines will continue importing rice from China despite reports Chinese authorities found high levels of cadmium in rice products from Guangzhou

TOXIC RICE. The Philippine government will screen rice imports from China for cadmium content. AFP Photo

Farm growth up 3.3% in Q1

May 10, 2013 - 3:55 PM

The farm sector posted a higher growth than the 1 31 posted in the same period in 2012

FARM GROWTH. The country's farm sector posts a 3.3% in the first quarter of 2013 on the back of higher production in the crops subsector. Photo by AFP

Govt to create more agriculture jobs

Apr 24, 2013 - 7:07 PM

The Aquino administration will focus on increasing agriculture productivity to lick poverty

AGRI JOBS. The government is keen on increasing jobs in the agriculture sector to lick poverty. Photo by AFP

New agri tramlines complete by August

Apr 17, 2013 - 7:31 PM

32 tramline systems will be built in various areas nationwide as part of efforts to increase farmers incomes

Many poor in PH? NSCB cites dismal agri sector

Apr 12, 2013 - 3:13 PM

Despite their numbers and importance to daily life in the country agriculture based workers receive the lowest salaries and wages in the Philippines

POOREST PINOYS. The poor performance of the agriculture sector keeps farmers and fisherfolk poor. Photo by AFP

Shanghai stops poultry trade on bird flu fears

Apr 06, 2013 - 12:33 PM

The new strain of bird flu virus has already killed 6 people

BIRD FLU. An elderly woman looks at a cokerel in Beijing on April 4,2013. A man in the Chinese province of Zhejiang has died of the H7N9 strain of bird flu, state media said on March 3, bringing the total deaths attributed to the virus to three since the first human cases. Photo by AFP

'PPPs key to agriculture growth'

Apr 02, 2013 - 3:58 PM

The government says private sector can fund agriculture projects through PPPs

MORE INVESTMENTS. The country's agriculture sector needs more investments and Public Private Partnerships can provide the needed funds. Photo by AFP

NFA pushed to become sole PH rice importer

Feb 26, 2013 - 5:16 PM

Rice stakeholders sign covenant to combat smuggling

RICE EXPORTER. The Philippines is keen on taking on the title of Rice Exporter starting in 2013. Photo by AFP

PH to export 300,000-MT rice in 2016

Feb 25, 2013 - 5:08 PM

The Philippines eyes to sell premium rice to Hong Kong Macau and Europe

RICE EXPORTER. The Philippines is keen on taking on the title of Rice Exporter starting in 2013. Photo by AFP

Smuggled rice to create new crisis

Feb 09, 2013 - 7:33 PM

Abono partylist chairman Rosendo So alleges that smuggled grains supposedly from China and Vietnam are flooding rice producing provinces and depressing prices

STAPLE. Rice is the Philippines staple. It is the goal of the national government to achieve rice self-sufficiency at the end of 2013. Photo by AFP

Farm output up 2.92% in 2012

Jan 21, 2013 - 9:44 AM

The agriculture sector grossed P1 4 T in 2012

PH red onion imports arrive to meet yuletide needs

Dec 10, 2012 - 12:28 PM

Filipinos consume an average of 7 000 to 8 000 metric tons MT of mixed red and white onions in a month

SUPPLY. Filipinos consume an average of 7,000 to 8,000 metric tons (MT) of mixed red and white onions in a month. Photo by AFP

WTO delays decision on PH's rice import limit

Nov 28, 2012 - 5:21 PM

Farmers will have to wait until March 2013 before the World Trade Organization WTO can decide on the request of the Philippines to extend the Quantitative Restriction QR on rice

Alcala eyes lower rice imports of 100,000 MT in 2013

Oct 17, 2012 - 3:36 PM

Agriculture Secretary Alcala is eyeing to bring down rice imports to 100 000 MT next year in line with the country s target of being self sufficient in the staple

Insects are untapped livestock, says expert

Oct 16, 2012 - 5:28 PM

Insects and unknown indigenous plant species could be part of tomorrow s diet Julian Cribb author of The Coming Famine says

Corn output seen to hit 7.8-M MT in 2012

Oct 11, 2012 - 12:45 AM

The country s corn production could reach 7 8 M MT this year says Philmaize

Q3 palay output growth seen below forecast

Sep 06, 2012 - 11:53 AM

Weather disturbances in July and August may slow palay production growth to 5 in Q3

PH vs ADB on rice sufficiency: Gov't confident of 2013 goal

Sep 05, 2012 - 6:03 PM

The Philippines stands firm on attaining rice self sufficiency goal next year