Researchers created 3D models of weedy rice root systems to figure out how the pests drive out other crops and take over a field. They found that the pests evolved cheater roots that give them unfair advantages.
Earth/Environment April 7, 2019
A recent study found a key to make rice and other grains yield better produce but require less fertilizer. The findings can help reduce the amount of excess nitrogen from the agriculture sector.
Earth/Environment August 24, 2018
Scientists have created the perfect rice plant that is not only slightly more vulnerable to environmental factors but able to produce up to 31 percent more grain. Ethical questions on gene editing remain, however.
Biotech May 29, 2018
The expected concentration of carbon dioxide by the second half of the century may reduce the nutritional value of rice. More malnutrition may occur in countries that depend on it for energy and protein.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 24, 2018
Individuals who follow a gluten-free diet were found to have higher levels of arsenic and mercury in their urine and blood. These toxic metals are known to cause cancer and neurological conditions.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 20, 2017
Rice takes a center stage after reports said it contains dangerous levels of arsenic. Experts, however, said it is tricky to answer the question on how much rice should be eaten because other food products also contain arsenic and doing away with rice is not wise.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 14, 2017
Some parents may think that a gluten-free diet is a healthier alternative for their children. Food products stripped of gluten, however, are less nutritious, more fattening and even more toxic.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 15, 2016
Parents often feed their infants with rice cereal. Rice-based food products, however, have been linked to increased levels of toxic inorganic arsenic among babies.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2016
Researchers from China, Sweden and the United States have discovered a new way to produce high-starch rice with virtually no methane emissions by introducing a single gene of barley to a common strain of rice.
July 29, 2015
An alteration of a single gene produces a strain of rice that yields more grain but creates less methane, researchers say. The finding could bring more sustainable rice production to help feed the world, they say.
July 23, 2015
A new method of cooking rice could reduce calories by half, researchers announced.
Life March 26, 2015
Rice is a staple for many people around the world. However, knowing a little bit of chemistry may help make this popular food even healthier.
Internet Culture March 25, 2015
According to a new study, Consumer Report recommends that children avoid eating rice often to prevent consuming cancer-causing arsenic. The report revealed that may different types of rice contain much more cancer-causing arsenic than previous studies have shown.
Internet Culture November 19, 2014