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BANGKOK 24 May 2019 20:23
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The real reason for burning the forests

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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. 

 

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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.

 

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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.

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

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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:

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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.

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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.

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