Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Rice Mix Day (22 Nov.) and NYR Run (24 Nov.)
It is a practice in many Filipino homes and food centers to serve steamed white rice. Last week, IRRI participated in the first-ever Brown Rice Day, where the cafeteria and the food center served only brown rice to all customers. This week, on Rice Mix Day (22 Nov.), everyone is urged to try the rice mix and to get more nutrients from rice by mixing it with other staples such as corn, banana, sweet potato, and cassava.
On Sunday, 24 November, the NYR Run will start 5 A.M. at Baker Hall in the UPLB campus. More than 40 IRRI staff have registered for the run. Those who want to join the race can still register at the NYR booth, which has moved from Harrar Breezeway to Baker Hall. It is open from 1–4 P.M. until Friday, 22 November.
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