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  • Increase in rice farming in sub-Saharan Africa found to be producing rising amounts of methane

    01/07/2024 6:35:43 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 64 replies
    Phys Org ^ | 5/1/24 | Bob Yirka
    A team of engineers and atmospheric scientists at Harvard University, working with a colleague from the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has calculated the increased amount of methane being expelled into the atmosphere due to increases in rice farming in parts of Africa. In their paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change, the group describes how they recalculated methane emissions due to recent increases in rice production in sub-Saharan Africa, and what they found by doing so. Prior research has shown that methane is the second most important greenhouse gas (behind carbon dioxide)—it has been found to...
  • Higher rice prices keep inflation simmering in Asia

    12/30/2023 8:17:35 PM PST · by FarCenter · 4 replies
    TOKYO -- Inflation continues to simmer in many Asian countries largely due to higher prices of rice and other food items. Increases in food prices account for 50% to 70% of inflation in the Philippines and India. Prices of rice, a regional staple, have soared due to poor harvests caused by extreme weather. Prices are unlikely to come down soon, as many rice exporters have grown reluctant to sell it abroad, giving priority to domestic demand. Concerns are mounting about a possible recurrence of the food crisis in the late 2000s. Inflation has begun to show signs of slowing down...
  • Condoleezza Rice: It Would Be Nice if We Had Afghanistan Bases to Deter Iran Right Now

    10/13/2023 6:25:33 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/2023 | Ian hatchett
    On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stated that while President Joe Biden’s move to send a carrier strike group to the Eastern Mediterranean is a good move, it was a mistake to give up military facilities in Afghanistan, and that having bases in a country that borders Iran would be useful to help isolate them.
  • Nepal Sends Tomatoes to India, and Asks for Rice

    08/20/2023 2:36:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Since July 20, India has maintained an embargo on non-basmati rice amid the threat of El Niño weather disruptions.Neighbours Nepal and India are in a kitchen give and take. While India has started importing tomatoes from Nepal amid a record-high spike in prices in the country, Nepal has written to the Indian government to send rice and sugar. The first lot of tomato imports is likely to reach by Friday in Varanasi, Lucknow and Kanpur cities in northern India, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told the parliament in New Delhi, according to Reuters. Tomato prices have surged more than 1,400 percent...
  • India's rice export ban triggers panic buying at US supermarkets - sparking costs of 20-pound bag to soar from $16 to almost $50

    07/24/2023 12:50:18 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 58 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 07 24 2023 | Germania Rodriguez
    India's rice export ban has triggered panic buying at US supermarkets, causing the price of a 20-pound bag to surge from $16 to almost $50 in some stores. The south Asian country, which accounts for 40 percent of world rice exports, ordered a halt to its largest rice export category, non-basmati rice, on Thursday to calm domestic prices, sparking fears of global shortages. Videos and reports shared on social media over the weekend show Indian-Americans standing in long lines or panic-buying rice in Texas, Michigan, New Jersey Alabama, Ohio, Illinois and California. Some stores have hiked the price of a...
  • Yes, You Should Wash Rice, But Not For The Reason You Think

    06/13/2023 11:14:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 13 June 2023 | EVANGELINE MANTZIORIS, THE CONVERSATION
    Rice is a staple food for billions of people in Asia and Africa. It's also a versatile ingredient for many iconic dishes from around the world, including dolmades from Greece, risottos from Italy, paella from Spain, and rice puddings from the United Kingdom. Despite its universal appeal, the question asked in every kitchen, be it a professional one or your own home, is whether you should pre-wash (or rinse) your rice before cooking. What do chefs and cooks say? Culinary experts claim pre-washing rice reduces the amount of starch coming from the rice grains. You can see this in the...
  • Susan Rice to step down as Biden domestic policy adviser

    04/24/2023 6:56:23 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/24/2023 | ALEX GANGITANO
    President Biden announced on Monday that his domestic policy adviser Susan Rice will be stepping down from her role. Rice, who has been in the role since the beginning of the administration, handled politically-charged issues from gun violence to student loans in her portfolio. Biden praised her in a statement, saying, “there is no one more capable, and more determined to get important things done for the American people than Susan Rice.” “[W]hat sets her apart as a leader and colleague is the seriousness with which she takes her role and the urgency and tenacity she brings, her bias towards...
  • Global rice shortage is set to be the biggest in 20 years

    04/19/2023 8:48:33 AM PDT · by CFW · 54 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/19/23 | Lee Ying Shan
    From China to the U.S. to the European Union, rice production is falling and driving up prices for more than 3.5 billion people across the globe, particularly in Asia-Pacific – which consumes 90% of the world’s rice. The global rice market is set to log its largest shortfall in two decades in 2023, according to Fitch Solutions. And a deficit of this magnitude for one of the world’s most cultivated grains will hurt major importers, analysts told CNBC. “At the global level, the most evident impact of the global rice deficit has been, and still is, decade-high rice prices,” Fitch...
  • Now, Rice causes global warming: You already know about the war on beef and farming, meet the new enemy...

    04/17/2023 8:58:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2023 | David Strom
    There is a war on food.No, that is not an overstatement. It is a fact. A fact for which the evidence is so overwhelming that only a liberal could deny it.You already know about the war on beef…all meat, in fact. That’s the reasoning behind the push to normalize eating insects.There is a war on farming as well. What do you think those Dutch farmers are protesting about? The forced closures of farms, which is justified by the effects of farming on global warming.Now we are being told by the Left that it’s time to go to war against rice....
  • 'Can't afford rice' quote lands [Bangladeshi] journalist in jail

    03/30/2023 12:27:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    bbc ^ | Anbarasan Ethirajan
    A journalist at a leading Bangladeshi newspaper has been jailed on charges of publishing "false" news after his report on high food prices went viral. Samsuzzaman Shams of Prothom Alo daily appeared in court and was denied bail, a day after he was arrested. His story - which ran on 26 March, the country's Independence Day - is alleged to have "smeared the government". Rights activists have denounced the arrest and accused the government of stifling press freedom. Shams works for is Bangladesh's largest and the most influential daily. It was not immediately clear how long he would stay in...
  • Biden Puts Muslim Brotherhood in Key Diplomatic and Intelligence Roles

    03/11/2023 11:41:57 AM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    Liberato ^ | March 2023 | Clare M. Lopez
    Hady Amr is a Beirut-born Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Biden Administration. “Biden Sends Pro-Hamas Envoy ‘Inspired by Intifada’ to Mediate Between Israel and Jihad Terrorists”, Jihad Watch, by Daniel Greenfield, May 14, 2021. “Hady Amr’s transformational policy”, Jewish News Syndicate, by Caroline Glick, March 2, 2023. Hady Amr is the U.S. Special Representative for Palestinian Affairs. Maher Bitar is a Palestinian American, appointed as Senior Director for Intelligence Programs at Biden’s National Security Council. He was an Executive Board member of Georgetown University’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine, which is associated with American Muslims for...
  • Condoleezza Rice warns GOP candidates against pulling back from Ukraine: ‘These conflicts always come home’

    02/26/2023 12:24:35 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 86 replies
    The hill ^ | 02/26/2023 | Olafiamihan oshin
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned on Sunday that potential 2024 GOP presidential contenders who have called for the U.S. to pull back its support for Ukraine in its war with Russia should be careful with their words. During an appearance on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” moderator Margaret Brennan asked Rice about recent remarks from former President Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) criticizing the U.S. for its robust support for Kyiv.
  • Condoleezza Rice: U.S. Arming Ukraine ‘Just Common Decency,’ Upholding ‘International Law’

    01/14/2023 7:12:42 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/13/2023 | Pam Key
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday on FNC’s “The Story” that the United States giving Ukraine weapon systems to fight off Russia’s invasion was “just common decency.” Anchor Martha MacCallum asked, “A lot of people say Putin’s army is nowhere near what everybody thought it was. He is going to lose this. Why are we spending all of this time and money on Ukraine? This is the argument some of them put forth. When we have other concerns here at home and other places in the world? What do you say to them, Dr. Rice?”
  • Ancient Tools Provide Earliest Evidence of Rice Harvesting

    12/16/2022 11:02:30 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Trustees of Dartmouth College ^ | December 7, 2022 | Amy Olson
    Striations and residue found on stone tools in China reflect harvesting methods.Anew Dartmouth-led study analyzing stone tools from southern China provides the earliest evidence of rice harvesting, dating to as early as 10,000 years ago. The researchers identified two methods of harvesting rice, which helped initiate rice domestication...Wild rice is different from domesticated rice in that wild rice naturally sheds ripe seeds, shattering them to the ground when they mature, while cultivated rice seeds stay on the plants when they mature.To harvest rice, some sort of tools would have been needed. In harvesting rice with tools, early rice cultivators were...
  • Crops were cultivated in regions of the Amazon '10,000 years ago' [8,000 BC]

    04/17/2020 9:05:19 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 8 April 2020 | Matt McGrath
    An international team found that during this period, crops were being cultivated in a remote location in what is now northern Bolivia. The scientists believe that the humans who lived here were planting squash, cassava and maize. The inhabitants also created thousands of artificial islands in the forest. The end of the last ice age, around 12,000 years ago, saw a sustained rise in global temperatures... Researchers have previously unearthed evidence that crops were domesticated at four important locations around the world. So China saw the cultivation of rice, while in the Middle East it was grains, in Central America...
  • A new origin story for domesticated chickens starts in rice fields 3,500 years ago

    06/11/2022 6:26:49 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Science News ^ | June 6, 2022 | Bruce Bower
    The new story begins in Southeast Asian rice fields. The earliest known chicken remains come from Ban Non Wat, a dry rice–farming site in central Thailand that roughly dates to between 1650 B.C. and 1250 B.C. Dry rice farmers plant the crop on upland soil soaked by seasonal rains rather than in flooded fields or paddies. That would have made rice grains at Ban Non Wat fair game for avian ancestors of chickens.These fields attracted hungry wild birds called red jungle fowl. Red jungle fowl increasingly fed on rice grains, and probably grains of another cereal crop called millet, grown...
  • Eating white bread, rice ups depression risk in women

    08/06/2015 8:59:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    The study by James Gangwisch and colleagues in the department of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Centre (CUMC) looked at the dietary glycemic index, glycemic load, types of carbohydrates consumed, and depression in data from more than 70,000 postmenopausal women who participated in the US National Institutes of Health's Women's Health Initiative Observational Study between 1994 and 1998. Scientists said that while carbohydrates consumption normally increases blood sugar levels, eating highly refined carbohydrates, such as white bread, rice and junk food, triggers a hormonal response that affects the glycemic index. This then exacerbates changes in a woman's mood and triggers...
  • NATIONAL GUMBO DAY | OCTOBER 12

    10/12/2022 5:42:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | October 12, 2022 | Staff
    On October 12th, the menu spotlights National Gumbo Day for food holidays. This heavily seasoned, stew-like dish fills us up on chilly fall days. #NationalGumboDay Originating in southern Louisiana during the 18th century, Gumbo typically consists of strongly-flavored stock with meat or shellfish, a thickener, and seasoned vegetables. The seasoned vegetables may include celery, bell peppers, and onions. In Cajun cuisine, the trio is known as the “holy trinity.” Most people serve Gumbo over rice. Gumbo also falls into different categories based on the following types of thickener used: African vegetable okra Choctaw spice filé powder (dried and ground sassafras...
  • The Stage Is Being Set For A Massive Global Rice Shortage

    09/16/2022 11:35:00 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 62 replies
    Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 9/11/22 | Michael Snyder
    This wasn’t supposed to happen. For months, I have been writing article after article about the rapidly growing global food crisis, but even though drought is devastating so many other crops all over the planet I thought that there would be plenty of rice in 2023. Unfortunately, I was wrong. As you will see below, some of the biggest rice producers in the entire world are being hit really hard, and rice production is going to be way below expectations this year. Of course rice is one of the primary staples that poor nations depend upon, and so this is...
  • Chinese astronauts successfully grow rice in space

    09/11/2022 3:13:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    phys.org ^ | SEPTEMBER 6, 2022 | Andy Tomaswick
    It is regularly eaten by more than half the world's population. And now, it's been grown in microgravity, on board the newly launched Chinese Wentian space laboratory. Wentian launched in July and joined up with the Tianhe module of China's new space station. Its original complement of eight experiments included one that attempted to grow rice in microgravity. There were actually two types of rice launched as part of the experiment. A tall shoot variety reached almost 30 centimeters in the first month of growth, and a dwarf variety reached around 5 cm. Both of these growth amounts are on...