Authorities are investigating rice mills in southern China following tests that found almost half of the staple grain was contaminated with a toxic metal.
Rice is the staple food in Indonesia, but from now on will not be eaten on Tuesdays.
A projected rise in temperatures because of climate change will slow the growth of rice production in Asia, an international team of scientists says in a new study.
Plants have featured in some of the world's most famous art - Van Gogh's Sunflowers springs to mind - but rice, well, not usually.
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