China is set to break the 50,000 mark for foreign fast food outlets this year. This is a rise from 48,477 fast food outlets in 2011 and 36,037 in 2006. Study also reveals 44 percent of Chinese consumers...

New research from Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has found that rice can help maintain a healthy, low...

Tsunami-devastated farmers from Fukishima in Japan have made North Queensland the home for a new source of Japanese-produced rice and are celebrating the harvesting of their first crop. The initial trials...

Researchers from the University of Sydney have found that 12-year-olds who drink one or more fizzy drinks or cordial a day have narrower arteries in the back of their eyes, increasing their chances of...

A new study by Harvard School of Public Health, just published on bmj.com, suggests that the risk of type 2 diabetes is significantly increased if white rice is eaten regularly. The authors looked at previous...

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has released on 1 March 2012 Farm Facts 2012, which shows that agriculture continues to grow both its food and fibre production and its contribution to Australia’s...

In the December 2011 issue of Food Technology magazine, published by the US-based Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), contributing Editor A. Elizabeth Sloan writes about the latest whole grain trends...

Scientists from two Australian universities in collaboration with an international academic have discovered ancient wild cereal genes that could potentially allow less water to be used in conventional...

Japan’s government has imposed a ban on shipments of rice produced in certain parts of Fukushima after high levels of radioactive caesium were detected. The announcement was made by the Chief Cabinet...

Scientists from the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG) have produced rice with high enough iron levels to meet daily recommended requirements for iron intake. The ACPFG claims the...