S & T Trivia
" The world's rice research leader, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), is located in Los BaĆ±os, Laguna Philippines. The leading rice exporter is Thailand, followed by the USA. The Philippines' foremost rice breeder, Dr. Rodolfo Aquino, was one of the scientists who developed IR8, the 1966 strain of the rice variety that launched Asia's "Green Revolution." In 1970, Dr. Ricardo Lantican of Los BaĆ±os led a corn research that saved America's corn industry from the Southern leaf blight. "