Jump to content
BANGKOK

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

jko

The real reason for burning the forests

Recommended Posts

According to this, apparently not just mushrooms for the local market

 

 

 

(In Thai with English subtitles)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If the video is true, the sell and export of these mushrooms should be banned.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmmm....China is involved.    But i guess can't be blamed, there is demand and then there is supply.

To indirectly curb the demand, you'd need enforcement and nick the supply.  And there is failure in enforcement due to corrupt, unless the very top (PM) squeezes very hard. 

 

vOsoBKR.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Farmers have been burning since before Buddha, nothing new.

No money in Rice farming, or farming, just a survival living for the family.

 

john

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, heybruce said:

If the video is true, the sell and export of these mushrooms should be banned.

I have always been told mushrooms have no nutrition other than trace minerals. SAD.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, Date Masamune said:

I have always been told mushrooms have no nutrition other than trace minerals. SAD.

 

Yeah you probably right on the nutrition aspect but the consumers(whoever they are) are interested in the taste not nutrition and these consumers are overfed pigs with lots of money to buy the most expensive mushrooms you have that is the reason the farmers are keen on growing them. I am not sure but I guess for every kilo of mushrooms they get more money than other agricultural products.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Date Masamune said:

I have always been told mushrooms have no nutrition other than trace minerals. SAD.

 

Either does Dukes pizza but I still can’t get enough of it... :coffee1:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmmmm, something strange going on here, could they be they the magic type ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Considering I live out in the areas being burned, I've written about the Het Dtawp mushrooms a number of times on TV.  It really is the primary reason for this pollution - forest arson, not agricultural burning.  You can't burn fields this time of year as the local government officials would be all over the farmer; but, walk up into the mountains 800 meters above those same government offices and set a fire in the forests and 'nobody knows nothing.'  The villagers will not 'snitch' on who is setting those fires, but I'm sure they know. 
Thanks for posting that video.  That gets sent to all my friends Thai and foreigners alike.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
40 minutes ago, Date Masamune said:


Lose weight and cure cancer with mushrooms! What reason are there hospitals anymore ? I’d call this a “Clickbait” link spouting pseudoscience. Very low calorie content in mushrooms vitamins and minerals that is it.

I myself a bit dubious about all the (health Claims) :thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, connda said:

You can't burn fields this time of year as the local government officials would be all over the farmer

???? here in the NE every damn sugar field in sight has been burnt along with the rice fields. Those police can be  a little blind sitting in their offices or at the everyday road stops where they get to keep 50% of the fine money collected. Get real.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/18/2019 at 9:29 AM, orchis said:

it's one of the reasons but it's genuine.

Agreed, but it also clears the leaves and undergrowth so the young bamboo shoots can be harvested, as well as let you spot the scorpions and snakes better...It also make trails less slippery. However, years ago, walking off the mountain (Doi Pa Daeng) my brother in laws would randomly throw lit matches on either side of the trail, much to my concern, as I still have a teak house at the foot of the mountain. That was 30 years ago and it still goes on, and the house is still there. Quite impressive sight at night with the mountain ablaze. The winds take the fire uphill to barren rock and the fire ends. Like it or not, it is what they have always done....and may probably continue to do so. Possibly a new generation will change through education, rather than just repeat 'tradition'. However, forest food harvesting is still a vital part of seasonal survival in some rural areas. There is no way mountain fires can be reported or controlled which will have any effect. Added to this there is the knowledge that when the rains come, all will be clear again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...