Brown4Good makes brown rice accessible to working class Pinoys
The government is making your goal of eating healthier more achievable as BeRiceponsible announced on its Facebook page that brown rice is being made more affordable by the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) in NFA stores starting May.
The project is part of the Brown4Good project under the DA’s BeRiceponsible campaign, which seeks to bring the price of brown rice down to make it more accessible for regular working class Filipinos.
This, the agency believes, will give them an alternative to white rice amid the rising number of diabetes cases in the country.
Studies have indicated that the consumption of brown rice or other whole grain varieties can minimize the risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, as well as certain types of cancers. It is also the DA’s answer to hunger and malnutrition.
“Hunger and malnutrition are huge setbacks in our development as a nation. And DA believes that promoting brown rice as an alternative staple to white rice ensures not only more food on the table but also adequate nourishment for the Filipinos. Thus, the BROWN4good project,” BeRiceponsible campaign director Hazel V. Antonio said. (ANGEL ONG)