wayne fajkus wrote:I recently learned that fake rice now exists in some countries.
Since the appearance of plastic rice rumors in 2011, we have been unable to locate any substantiated reports that anyone successfully passed off plastic rice off as the real thing regularly (or ever) in any of the countries in which the rumor took root.
Dale Hodgins wrote:Fake rice. Next to gravel, rice is about the cheapest thing in this environment. I can't imagine what you could make it out of. Maybe they are making something that looks like a grain of rice out of low grade, broken stuff.
Dale Hodgins wrote:Tyler, that is a perfect use for bananas that don't fruit. In some countries, bananas only fruit in the lowlands , but highlanders still grow bananas for fiber and cooking leaf. You might want to check out Japanese fiber bananas. More cold tolerant, but they may not like your summer swelter.
Dale Hodgins wrote:It's worse than I thought. A lady down at the main road, sells fish balls. She has access to the garbage from a large high school. I've been told that she salvages everything edible and grinds it up. She buys a small quantity of low grade fish and cooks that. It gets ground up and everything is thoroughly mixed with some flour and water. The balls are deep fried and people buy them, for 2 pesos.
Dale Hodgins wrote:Tile that is far too smooth and it's part of my evaporative cooling regimen. It is wet down every day and the water swept toward the bathroom drain. The a fan is set up to dry it and cool the room.