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Iraqi farmers fight against imported goods

BAGHDAD — The Tureibil crossing, or more commonly known as the Karameh border crossing, between Jordan and Iraq reopened in early September in tandem with the opening of another border crossing with Saudi Arabia. This means that more foreign goods are likely to flow into the Iraqi market, which already lacks national products, especially food and agricultural goods. […]

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Augustin’s quick trip to Piano Island

Piano Island by Agustin Cáceres • 08/12/2014 • CHINA, Destiny, GULANGYU ISLAND • www.territorios.com.br • Gulangyu Island, aka Piano Island, is a village with about 20.000 residents and over 200 pianos. Its name and reputation comes from having the only piano museum in China.   The place is very picturesque, where you cannot use car till today. The whole island must be covered […]

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Falklands: “We are an Overseas Territory, very content with the status and endorsed in the 2013 referendum” The Falkland Islands are very pleased with their current political and democratic status based on the UN charter and confirmed in the 2013 referendum, enjoy a prosperous economy with emphasis on social policies and environment conservation and have […]

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68 quick facts about rice!

1)    Rice is the source of one quarter of global per capita human energy. 2)    The average American consumes 25 lbs of rice per year, 4 of which come from drinking beer. 3)    Eleven percent of the world’s arable land, are given over to rice cultivation – more than 500 million hectares. 4)    The first […]

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What’s Calrose rice?

Calrose is a medium grain rice variety, notable for being the founding variety of the California rice industry. Calrose (USDA # C.I. 8988) originated and was developed at the Rice Experiment Station of UC Davis near Biggs, California and released to California growers in 1948. It grew in popularity with growers, marketers, and consumers to become the prominent rice variety in California until […]

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