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The Rice Story

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April 23, 2012
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The plastic tube is 40 cm long and 15 cm wide and there are tiny holes on all sides. It looks ordinary enough, but according to scientists, this humble tube could save up to 30 percent of water used in producing rice - a staple food for more than half the world's population and arguably the single biggest user of water on the planet.


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