Blog: Oldest grain of rice found in Korea

Catherine Sleep | 21 October 2003

Rice is the primary food for over half of the world’s population. But did you know it dates back 15,000 years? Archaeologists in Korea have found a handful of domesticated rice while excavating the village of Sorori in Chungbuk Province.

Rice had previously been thought to have originated in China about 12,000 years ago, but radioactive dating has pushed this back a good 3000 years. Nice to think that not EVERYTHING we eat has evolved (or been bred) beyond all recognition.

Ancient rice


BLOG

UK regulator shines light on Amazon's Deliveroo investment

Amazon's move to invest in UK food-delivery business Deliveroo caught the eye when it was announced in May – but it’s also attracted the attention of the country’s competition regulator....

BLOG

Amazon tries again in UK food delivery

Perhaps today's most eye-catching corporate food story here in the UK is Amazon's decision to invest in food-delivery business Deliveroo....



Forgot your password?