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    Todays News Headlines

    From Rice Beer to East Pakistan

    China's Existential Question: Is Rice Unhealthy?

    Golden Rice faces ideological and technical hurdles

    Gambia: President Leads First Harvest On V-2016

    Rice Fields in CRR

    BoI backs backward integration efforts of rice


    Thailand considers bond issues to help finance rice


    Move to seize assets of 15 Nalanda rice mill owners

    USA Rice Filing Highlights Trade Barriers

    Lower rice output seen this year and next: BPS

    Rice diseases threatens Ayeyarwady Region

    Thailand considers bond issues to help finance rice

    debt debt

    Air glare on wheat, rice

    Rice imports last year above local demands

    USA Rice Filing Highlights Trade Barriers

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    From Rice Beer to East Pakistan

    morungexpress | November 4, 2014

    Former Naga Army soldier Khatsmv Zir recollects history

    Vibi Yhokha

    Kohima | November 4

    It was on a sunny afternoon in the fields of Tuophema village, Kohima that

    Khatsmv Zir and a friend were planning on drinking their rice beer after

    a hard days work when word came that the Naga Army was in dire need of

    soldiers. Some villagers from Kohima village had been captured by the

    Indian Army in Gariphema which had created further clashes in their area.

    A young Khatsmv, who had desperately wanted to join the struggle then,

    took the opportunity and voluntarily joined the day itself, a decision he has

    never regretted.

    Khatsmv was a part of the ten Naga Army groups who were trained in East Pakistan from 1962 to

    1968. They travelled from Burma to East Pakistan by boats for around 15 days. Although he cannot

    recollect the year he went to East Pakistan, one thing he remembers is that the trip would be the first time

    he laid his hands on foreign guns. On their way back to Nagaland, they carried weapons and amenities

    provided which weighed more than 30kg. The situation was worse on their return home; he was later

    jailed and tortured for one month in Chiechama village. He was soon bailed out with the help of his wife

    who had been pleading him to give up the struggle. Yet, he went underground again. After some months

    he would soon come over ground for good for the sake of his family.

    Hunger, according to Khatsmv, was the hardest part of being in the struggle. He was one among the

    Naga armies who starved for days on end. The Indian Army would often capture and destroy villages

    which put an end to their ration supply. He also recalls their stays in Burma where they ground dry coffee

    beans and drank it since there was no tea.

    But one of the most lonesome days was the time when he would see the ripe paddy fields and he would

    think of his family and friends; how hed wished he was also working with them in the fields and

    harvesting the crops. Soon after coming over ground, he took up his old profession of farming to take care

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    of his family. His biggest regret is illiteracy, he says, and more so because he could not write down his

    days in the Naga Freedom struggle.

    The passion, as he narrates his story, is lucid. Khatsmv does not know how old he is now, nor does he

    have any idea which year he joined the movement, but he would always remember that sunny afternoon

    in the fields of Tuophema when he and a friend had planned to drink rice beer, and instead joined the

    Naga struggle for freedom.

    China's Existential Question: Is Rice Unhealthy?

    What happens when the rice v. wheat debate arrives in a land that has been eating the white

    stuff for 12,000 years.

    Xin Li (2014-11-04)

    BEIJING A recent article declaring rice "the king of junk food" has set China's Internet boiling over. The article argues

    that white rice is nutritionally deficient, containing very little

    protein, adipose, vitamins and minerals, and that its starch

    content technically qualifies it as junk food.Generally, those

    in northern China tend to eat noodles, while southerners

    choose rice instead. Still, rice is estimated to be the staple

    food of more than half the Chinese population.

    "In America, whether rice or wheat is healthier has always

    been a controversial subject," says Zhang Chao, who studied

    and lived in the U.S. for many years.Zhang recalls a lunch he had with

    a Thai classmate. When seeing the rice they were eating, one American classmate told them with

    disdain, "Why do you Asian guys like this non-nutritious stuff?" Then the American pulled out

    some yogurt with oats a "perfect" food from a strictly nutritional point of view, because it's rich in dietary fiber, aids digestion, stimulates gastrointestinal motility, and avoids fat being

    stocked in the body.This was a big shock for Zhang, who had been eating rice as a staple food

    for over 20 years.

    Zhang's American classmate wasn't wrong. The official website of Harvard's School of Public

    Health nutrition department has designed a Healthy Eating Pyramid to guide consumers. It

    divides daily nutrition sources into four major groups the ones to be eaten the most often (and the greater variety the better), the ones to be eaten more moderately, the ones to eat very

    moderately, and the ones to be eaten sparingly.The pyramid recommends avoiding white rice,

    bread, pasta, potatoes, red meat, processed meat and butter, refined grains, sugary drinks, sweets

    and salt. But 20 years ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture was putting rice, bread and grains

    at the bottom of the pyramid, meaning that they were supposed to be staple foods.

    Refined or unrefined?

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    In dietetician Liu Na's view, demonizing rice is out of context. "We have to specify one concept

    first for example, most of the rice or bread we eat today is refined. Therefore, when talking about nutrition, white rice is often taken as a negative example because this beautiful grain that

    has been polished and de-husked provides too many empty calories while containing only 36%

    of other nutritional ingredients."

    The science of dietetics is relatively new. The brown rice that nutritionists now prefer used to be

    a symbol of poverty back when machinery was underdeveloped, meaning that unrefined rice still

    contained the cortex, the rice aleurone layer and the germ. It takes much longer to cook and also

    tastes rough. But while it may be a little unappetizing to some, brown rice provides dietary fiber

    that people often lack, not to mention a considerable amount of vitamins, minerals and


    Mealtime in Shanghai. Photo: OG2T

    So why is rice considered inferior to wheat?

    As Liu Na points out, most grains are refined. "For instance, the best

    part of the flour the wheat bran is almost all gone in white flour. It's true that if the same quantity of refined rice and flour are

    compared, the flour has twice as much vitamin B1 and B2 as the rice.

    In recent years nutrition experts have come to attach greater importance to B1 and B2 because

    problems such as fatigue are related to inadequate intake of these vitamins. The trouble is that

    they can't be stored in our bodies, and therefore they need to be consumed frequently.

    People eating rice as their staple food are also more susceptible to suffering from Beriberi, a

    metabolism-related disease that can lead to total paralysis of the limbs and, eventually, death.

    This is probably the strongest criticism of rice. The disease ravaged Japan in the late 19th

    century and almost destroyed the entire Japanese Navy.

    Knowing that the British Navy had stopped the scourge of scurvy by changing the soldiers' diet,

    Japanese medical officers compared the Japanese army diet with that of the British. The most

    apparent difference was that the British ate almost no rice, instead consuming other grains such

    as barley. When the Japanese army substituted barley for the rice, it solved the problem. So since

    the Meiji Restoration, as milling technology advanced, brown rice disappeared from the diets of

    urban Japanese and members of the army.

    "From a protein point of view, though, rice contains an average of 7.3%, while wheat contains

    10.7%," Liu says. "The wheat is poorer in nutrients because of the lack of lysine. Besides, 45%

    of Chinese people are intolerant of the protein in flour, which leads to a chronic allergic reaction

    and causes them to be overweight, though most people don't know this. In addition