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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 »

ANI ends supply deal with SM supermarket chain

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Listed AgriNurture Inc. is set to stop supplying fresh fruits and vegetables to supermarkets of the SM Group to free up resources that could be used for expansion.

Posted: October 26th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Veggies, fruits that delay aging, make skin glow

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While scientific studies have shown how animal-based foods such as beef, pork, chicken, eggs and dairy products increase the risk of contracting cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and certain cancers, studies on fruits and vegetables have shown their beneficial effects on skin, aging and general health and wellbeing—lending credence to the phrase “beautiful inside and out.”

Posted: August 25th, 2012 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

DOH: Fistful of fruits, veggies a day to keep you healthy, cancer-free

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Five fistfuls of fruits and vegetables daily and skipping steaks, barbecued and processed meats more often can keep you healthy, cancer-free.

Posted: March 29th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

School makes kids eat their veggies

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Who said schools should only concern their students with books and blackboards? One particular school believes that investing in the future not only involves putting sound knowledge in young minds, but also feeding their stomachs the right nutrients.

Posted: March 16th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Babies benefit from mothers’ plant-based diet, say scientists

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SCIENTISTS are asking expectant mothers to eat more veggies and fruits. The alternative is worrying; babies born to mothers who eat more meat than fruits and vegetables become more stressful. PHOTO BY TESSA R. SALAZAR

Science may now have the evidence to convince expectant mothers to eat even more veggies, and shun the meat altogether.

Posted: March 9th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

11 points to ponder for a longer life

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There’s more to meat than meets the eye. You are what you eat, and oftentimes what you kill can kill you back. Many of modern man’s health miseries originate from the place we would rather not see, smell or hear: slaughterhouses and animal farms. Inside these establishments, God only knows what industrial chemicals, pesticides and growth hormones are being injected, and new strains of bacteria and viruses are being incubated.

Posted: December 23rd, 2011 in Headlines,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Singapore traders eyeing to buy Mindanao vegetables cancel trip due to clashes

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The bloody fighting between government troops and insurgents in southern Mindanao has scared away potential foreign investors who wanted to buy vegetables and meat in the region.

Posted: November 6th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

‘Health boosters—how?’

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Popeye promotes spinach for strength, while Sesame Street has a superhero that helps kids choose crunchy vegetables over candy. With Halloween around the corner, two recent studies from European researchers could serve as healthful reminders on why chocolates and other sweets are a “sometimes” food while leafy greens are “always” on the menu. In the [...]

Posted: October 28th, 2011 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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