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How many different kinds of rice are there?

There are thousands of different varieties of rice (Oryza sativa). At the International Rice Research Institute Genetic Resources Center in the Philippines, there are 80,000 rice samples in cold storage.

Reference: http://www.foodreference.com/html/frice.html

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Fun facts about the human consumption of rice

Rice is the second most consumed grain in the world. Rice provides more than one fifth of the calories consumed worldwide by humans. In early 2008, some governments and retailers began rationing supplies of the grain due to fears of a global rice shortage.


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