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HEALTH: Rice and obesity

Is there a link after controlling for a wide range of factors? | TIM NEWMAN | A study that used data from more than 130 countries concludes that eating more rice might protect against obesity. After controlling for a wide range of factors, the team found that the results remained …

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UBOS names crops that earned farmers money

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Bureau of Statistics-UBOS has released a list of ten crops where farmers last year earned better price than others. The list is contained in the new Producer Price Index (PPI) for agriculture released on Thursday. This is first-time UBOS has released …

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Farmer’s Group stuck with rice huller

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of 300 small holder farmers in Gulu district is stuck with a rice huller despite the bumper harvest due to lack of electricity. It is now three months since Latyeng Farmer Group in Laliya Sub County, about 10 Kilometers North of Gulu Town …

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Kingdom Rice to help fill Uganda’s 200,000 tonnes deficit

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has called upon Ugandans to adapt commercial agriculture. Speaking at the commissioning of the FOL Rice Farm in Lamoki village, Anaka Sub- County, Nwoya district in Acholi Sub-Region on Saturday, the President said that Ugandans needed to understand the difference between …

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COMMENT: South Sudan’s puppet master

  COMMENT: By Duop Chak Wuol How Museveni diplomatically outsmarted the U.S’s Obama on his role in war-torn nation President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda is the epitome of a Pan-Africanist. He is known for threatening Western leaders whenever his strong-man mentality comes under attack. He has outsmarted the USA …

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Nigeria’s ‘plastic rice’ real but inedible

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP |  Around 100 bags of “plastic rice” seized in Lagos have turned out to contain real but contaminated rice, authorities said Friday in Nigeria, where prices for the staple have rocketed. Tests on the rice have shown that the product is “not plastic but … contaminated …

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