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Before modern science, Filipino rice farmers relied on superstitions for bountiful harvests ...

(Photo: ©EIGHTH WONDER, INC.) There once lived two young brothers, Wigan and Kabigat, who lived with their father, Pudol, in Kayng, a prosperous village...

Illustrated by Hanna Joy Malabanan A long, long time ago, during the Qin Dynasty in China, there was a boy named Hán Xìn (Han-Shin). He was born in a...

Illustration of a young boy from the Ao Naga tribe learning the true value of rice In the northeast corner of the Himalayas, where the mountain mists meet...

Once upon a time, about 1,700 years ago, there was a girl named Shimchung. Unfortunately, her mother passed away while giving birth to her. Shimchung’s...

Illustration of Isharo by Sherri Maigne Meneses Isharo, the beautiful bird of paradise, was preening her multicolored feathers on the topmost branch of...

Rice has often received credit for health-giving properties. Boiled rice, which is easily digested by people recovering from illness, is sometimes eaten...

In Asia, many people eat rice three times a day. For them, rice is life; but, in this Japanese fable, a “holy man” seems to have given up eating...

Long ago, when the world was new and peaceful, trees grew tall and strong, flowers bloomed, oceans and swift rivers rippled under sunny skies, and animals...

(Photo: IRRI) “It’s such a busy life,” young farmer Maung Khin thought, wishing he had time for a little fun. His lean body was used to planting,...