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Kanin Get It! Media day at IRRI for Nutrition Month in the Philippines.

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (PST)

Kanin Get It! Media day at IRRI for Nutrition Month in...

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This July, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is celebrating Nutrition Month in the Philippines as part of the National Year of Rice.

We are inviting a select group of journalists to join us for a special media day on health and nutrition issues related to rice - Kanin Get It! - at our Los Baños campus.

During the day, you will meet experts on nutrition, grain quality, rice contamination, and high-nutrient rice showcasing the latest and most exciting of IRRI's research in these fields. Plus, you will participate in a rice tasting activity, see some Golden Rice, tour the International Rice Genebank, and watch rice being milled.

There are LIMITED SPACES! REGISTER NOW to guarantee your spot!

Contact us if you need more information or have questions:
02 580 5600 ext. 2587
0917 596 4360 or 0917 894 5619

Program - Kanin Get It!

Dr. Bruce Tolentinto
Deputy Director General for Communication and Partnerships, IRRI
- welcome message

Dr. Rosa Paula Cuevas
Post-doctoral Fellow, IRRI
- rice tasting and quality appreciation activity

Ms. Maria-Bernardita T. Flores, CESO II
Assistant Secretary of Health, and Executive Director, National Nutrition Council (TBC)
- Nutrition status of the Philippines and rice as part of a healthy diet

Dr. Inez Slamet-Loedin
Senior Scientist, IRRI
- High-nutrient rice research, helping address micronutrient deficiency

Dr. Sarah Beebout
Senior Scientist, IRRI
- Contamination of rice and safety of rice consumption

Other activities:

  • Tour of the International Rice Genebank: viewing more than 117,000 different types of rice including many specialty rices from the Philippines.
  • Visit the Golden Rice screenhouse: see our high-nutrient rice that contains a source of vitamin A (Golden Rice) aimed at helping reduce vitamin A deficiency.
  • Watch rice being milled: learn how rice is turned from a seed into brown rice and further milled to create white rice.

We hope to see you there!

Have questions about Kanin Get It! Media day at IRRI for Nutrition Month in the Philippines.? Contact International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)



International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)  is a nonprofit independent organization that, through rice research, aims to reduce poverty and hunger, improve the health of rice farmers and consumers, and ensure that rice production is environmentally sustainable.

Contact us:
02 580 5600 (ext 2587)
0917 596 4360 or 0917 894 5619

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