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Rice flour bread on display at biotech exhibition in Taipei

Staff Writer, with CNA

Bread made of rice flour will be one of the Council of Agriculture’s featured exhibitions at this year’s BioTaiwan exhibition in Taipei starting tomorrow.

The council will set up an agricultural biotech pavilion to showcase its research efforts at the exhibition, with a focus on three core themes — climate change, food security and carbon reduction.

The council plans to give out free samples of bread made from rice flour and demonstrate how to make the bread tomorrow and on Sunday.

The rice flour bread is made of 80 percent rice, compared with most rice flour bread in the market, which contains a mixture of wheat flour and 30 to 50 percent rice flour, the council said in a press release in May.

The new ingredient can also be used to make other baked goods, such as cookies and pastries, it said.

By utilizing rice flour, the country can also reduce its imports of wheat flour, it said.

The council will also display other genetically modified products, including blight-resistant crops, new varieties of livestock and aquatic life, as well as biopesticides and biological fertilizers.

It will also feature technologies to lower carbon dioxide emissions in agricultural production and to screen for diseases to make food production more efficient and environmentally friendly.

BioTaiwan 2011, organized by Taiwan Bio Industry Organization, will be held at Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1 from tomorrow through Sunday.

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