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PH lifts restrictions on entry of US veggies

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The value of shipments of fresh vegetables from the United States are expected to balloon to $1 million yearly within two years after the Philippines scrapped import curbs last June 30.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Agri groups decry unabated smuggling

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The government is set to continue importing milled rice this year even as the country renews its push for self-sufficiency, according to Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The government’s failure to curb smuggling has severely hurt legitimate businesses in the agriculture sector in terms of unfair competition from smuggled products, according to a group of farm producers.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

More and more people turning to veggies as staple food

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The recent Public Radio International coverage revealed that over 50 million Chinese, particularly the young generation, are now vegetarian due to the growing awareness on the negative environmental impact brought about by meat production (beef, pork, chicken and other animal products like dairy, eggs and cheese). Health and compassion were also cited in the report as significant contributing factors.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Prices to stabilize soon, say officials

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Trade Secretary Gregory L. Domingo. Photo from dti.gov.ph

Increases in the prices of basic commodities like rice, fish and vegetables are only “temporary” and are expected to normalize soon, government agencies said on Saturday.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Eat veggies when dealing with ‘horrible’ bosses

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PLANTS versus the toxic ‘bosing’ Photo by Tessa R. Salazar

Before saying goodbye to the month of hearts, here’s a friendly reminder to all stressed-out employees: Save your heart from a “horrible boss” and other serious life stresses, by loading up on your veggies.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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