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Time to switch to bread then... rice is overated anyway, empty calories...

White rice has little nutritional value, so eating it just adds empty calories to your diet.  Many people throughout the world are eating more and more processed foods like white rice that contain empty calories.  As a result, there is a rising population of people who are actually nutritionally deficient but also overweight or obese. Obesity is the new face of malnutrition and it is a huge problem.

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/11/02/5-reasons-brown-rice-is-better-than-white/

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1 hour ago, Percy P said:

There is an answer to The water crisis. To much water from roof top of building over the country just go th wast. In the UK every building has a water catch ment. I only see this in rural area's for there own preservation. Never seen water tanks in the cities preserving the water from roof tops. In the UK its in the building regulations for all building to be fitted with a water catchment for water coming off the roofs 

Not a good idea in cities like Bangkok to much pollution and lead and god know what other chemicals collecting on the roof in dry season better to let it all wash into the ocean with all the other <deleted> then go swim in it on the weekend or eat the fish they catch from the ocean,that's why I don't eat seafood as it's been swimming in the toilet.

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There is a major crisis coming for the last quater of this year, when millions of small farmers are going to harvest between 0 and 25% of their usual crop of rice. 

 

Not only won't they be able to sell any, but they won't have enough to sustain themselves and their families. 

 

And of course they won't have the money to buy rice at 35 or 40 baht per kilo. 

 

The government should already prepare for the crisis to come... 

 

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Hmmmmm .... interesting, up here in Vientiane, 'sticky rice' (cow-nee-ow) is more the stable diet on the rice scene as opposed to ordinary rice (cow-suai) that is generally consumed by Thai's ... the cost of sticky rice has barely grown at all here in Laos .... time for a bit of international trading me thinks!

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2 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

Well, if they eat it and lose the house and farm.............................

many this  year won't have it either to eat or sell !

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Is nothing sacred..

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47 minutes ago, moutamine said:

Time to switch to bread then... rice is overated anyway, empty calories...

White rice has little nutritional value, so eating it just adds empty calories to your diet.  Many people throughout the world are eating more and more processed foods like white rice that contain empty calories.  As a result, there is a rising population of people who are actually nutritionally deficient but also overweight or obese. Obesity is the new face of malnutrition and it is a huge problem.

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/11/02/5-reasons-brown-rice-is-better-than-white/

So eat white bread which has the same empty calories as you call them, yes wholemeal bread is available but almst a novelty is most developed countries just like brown rice, any processed food like white rice/bread etc have lots of carbs with fewer nutritional benefits, I agree that nutritionally deficient obesity is a severe proble in the developed regions of the world but saying "let them eat bread" to paraphrase Marie Antionette is certainly not the answer it is just swapping one set of empty calories for another by the way Wheat requires water to grow and a lot more fertiliser than rice

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Was Prayuth saying a little while ago that people should grow things other than rice, rubber and sugar and to be a smart farmer?Now he is subsidising rice which many won't get the benefit because they won't have much to eat let a lone sell.

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Many  large  parts of the  north east have received very little rain so  far this  year. Rice crops are shrivelled and unlikely to  yield  much at all, sticky  rice or other.

There will be a sad impact on many involving the whole gambit of financial stress. Urban drift is likely  to become a new stampede. Debt repayment issues will result in loan shark extortion and crime if  central Government does  not provide effective and directed assistance. Small town businesses will suffer and  to an extent  rural cities too.

Agriculture and in particular  rice production is  still an important  economic  factor  in the Thai economy.

The north east only  just scraped  through last years  season. If  next  year repeats as this year has it is likely  to see the abandonment of  farms or large  scale  corporate mechanized takeovers.

For those is a position to buy expect to see a surge in second hand vehicles  for sale !

 

ps: For the urbanites of Pattaya etc rural poverty might increase the selection of bar girls.

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25 minutes ago, JenksB said:

So eat white bread which has the same empty calories as you call them, yes wholemeal bread is available but almst a novelty is most developed countries just like brown rice, any processed food like white rice/bread etc have lots of carbs with fewer nutritional benefits, I agree that nutritionally deficient obesity is a severe proble in the developed regions of the world but saying "let them eat bread" to paraphrase Marie Antionette is certainly not the answer it is just swapping one set of empty calories for another by the way Wheat requires water to grow and a lot more fertiliser than rice

That French  babe lost her head  for a similar suggestion !

No  rice, no  money. Bread  you say ? Millet may  save the day.

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That's odd, it was flooding in BKK yesterday. 🤔 TIT 😆

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I'm presently in little town about 15k from Kohn Kaen. Government has switched off the water for last ten days. Water bowser goes round supplying people in this town and next one. Certainly in the 50k or so we drove today, rice fields looking in a very sorry state.

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What drought? It's been overcast for months raining almost daily and we live in the north. 

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