Dina Food Processing is one of the many Filipino companies that use large amounts of waste, mainly rice, to make their goods.
It’s the kind of product that gets a lot of attention when the news about the Philippines’ rice crisis comes up in Canada.
“We’re just starting to look at the impact of this, but it’s already impacting our local production and the local supply chain,” said Dina’s CEO, Jairo Rios.
The company produces a wide variety of rice, including a variety of varieties that are commonly used for soup.
Some of its rice comes from local farmers.
Rios says it will likely increase production by 30 per cent over the next two years.
Dina has been in business for 20 years.
“A lot of people, when they think of rice and food, they think about rice in particular.
It makes for good tasting rice,” said Rios, who was born in Canada but lives in a rural part of the Philippines called Luzon.
The waste generated in the country’s rice processing sector is also a major contributor to the countrys greenhouse gas emissions.
But in order to produce food, it’s important to make sure it’s not a high-cost source of pollution, Rios said.
“If we don’t take action to prevent waste, we’re not going to be able to do it.
So, if you’re not reducing the amount of waste that’s generated, you’re just adding to the emissions.”
Rios believes that the waste that the companies are producing will contribute to a reduction in the emissions from the country.
“Our industry is already at capacity.
So the waste is not going away.
If we’re going to make a dent in the greenhouse gas, it will have to be offset by a reduction of waste,” he said.
Rieses company has been producing food since the 1960s.
It was founded by a group of people who worked together in their families, said Riesens mother, Maria.
“So they worked together, they got jobs, and they created a business.
The rice that we have now is from the 1970s, which means it was produced before that.”
In 2010, Riesen opened up its factory in Manila, and its production was expanded to six plants.
“It’s not sustainable,” said Maria.
The food is often used to cook in restaurants and markets, and some of the restaurants that are in the process of shutting down their kitchens because of the crisis.
But Riess has decided to make the food safe for consumers.
“I want to see it go into our home,” said Marcela.
“Not just a restaurant, but into our households and the people who depend on it.”
Riesers own restaurant is one example.
It serves traditional Filipino dishes, like bistros, but also to tourists and local people.
Riees also has a factory that produces soy beans, but the factory has closed because of rising prices.
“This year we’re getting a lot more requests from people who need the soy,” said Maren Riesenes.
Riedens has also started selling a brand of soy milk called the Dina Soy.
But that’s not enough for Marcella Riesene.
“When I was growing up, I always used the Dilla Soy,” she said.
The Dina soy milk is the only product in the company’s portfolio that is not genetically modified.
“To make soy milk, we have to use genetically modified organisms to ensure the soy has a high quality and we have a traceability system that means that we can trace the origin of the soy milk,” said the company.
Rineses products are often found at supermarkets, and he said the price of his soy milk has gone up since the crisis hit.
“Even now, I can buy it for $10 a kilo, which is pretty cheap,” he explained.
Dinas soy milk comes from the Philippines, and it’s sold in many other countries, including the United States, Europe, Japan and China.
The product is also available in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United Arab Emirates.
In Australia, it was the top selling product, with a sales volume of $13.7 million in the past year, up from $8.7.
The rise in demand for Dina products came at a time when Dina was struggling to raise the money needed to continue its operations in the nation that produces the world’s second most-planted rice crop after India.
Last year, the company had to shut down the plant in the face of the rising price of rice.
The crisis has also made it more difficult for Riesena to sell her family’s soybeans in the markets of the southern Philippines.
“The rice farmers are not able to sell their soybeans to us because of this,” she explained.
Rices mother said