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Global rice supplies at risk as harsh weather hits top exporters

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By Naveen Thukral and Rajendra Jadhav

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I like instant rice,it take minute to prepare,I had a plastic fork break off in my rice, instead of looking for the tip of the broken fork,I fed the rice to stray cat,I was really looking forward to this tasty rice

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That has kept rice prices down in the past year together with India's record 21.5 million tonnes shipment in 2021

That's close to the Thai stockpile under Yingluck Shinawatra rule.

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Adverse weather across top rice suppliers in Asia, including the biggest exporter India, is threatening to reduce the output of the world's most important food staple and stoke food inflation that is already near record highs.

Good thing I bring rice to Japan from the US.

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Good thing I bring rice to Japan from the US.

Why?

150 gms pre-day per person. Do you import more than 54 kg?

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RedstormToday  04:10 pm JST

Why?

150 gms pre-day per person. Do you import more than 54 kg?

I'll bring in maybe 2-3 kg each time, so in total up to around 20kg a year; brown rice for me and friends.

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I'll bring in maybe 2-3 kg each time, so in total up to around 20kg a year; brown rice for me and friends.

Well, you stated you had household members. Good brown rice is available in the stores here.

So you make seven or eight trips a year back to Salt Lake City?

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I don't trust the Japanese brown rice; I think it is still bleached to a degree. Plus, there are more grain varieties available in the States.

Where I live you can buy brown rice in the stores. You can buy brown rice from the local farmers in a 25kg brown paper bag. Many locals do that. If they want white there are kiosks available for the milling which you do yourself for a small charge.

California rice is grown from the Japanese variety.

You said you only wear a mask if speaking to a non-household member.

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RedstormToday  04:55 pm JST

Where I live you can buy brown rice in the stores. You can buy brown rice from the local farmers in a 25kg brown paper bag. Many locals do that. If they want white there are kiosks available for the milling which you do yourself for a small charge.

Still, more varieties in the US. Brown rice in Japan is basically the same everywhere. In fact, if I do buy brown rice in Japan, I get it from Yonaguni.

California rice is grown from the Japanese variety.

Most is, others are from Thailand, Pakistan, India.

You said you only wear a mask if speaking to a non-household member.

Depending in which country I am in.

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India's summer-sown rice accounts for more than 85% of its annual production, which jumped to a record 129.66 million tonnes in the crop year to June 2022.

Doesn't Japan basically have only one harvest season? Some countries like Laos or Vietnam have 2-3 harvest seasons.

Japan needs to increase its rice production; it has a huge market in China.

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painkiller

When importing rice into Japan from overseas, you are required to pay the prescribed customs duties for rice import in accordance with provisions of the Law for Stabilization of Supply-Demand and Price of Staple Food and the Customs Law.

https://www.customs.go.jp/english/c-answer_e/kojin/3104_e.htm

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Redstorm it against the law to bring anything such as rice in the US

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Yrral

I like instant rice,it take minute to prepare,I had a plastic fork break off in my rice, instead of looking for the tip of the broken fork,I fed the rice to stray cat,I was really looking forward to this tasty rice

Last night I made sushi rice, in a rice cooker then added lemon juice, mirin, and vinegar from my ginger. We ate it with fresh raw fish and sheets of nori dripped in wood cask soy sauce and high-grade wasabi. It was delicious. We finished the rice for lunch today.

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Rice is never bleached.

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Rice consumption is more in rural India than in urban India. And more in South and East India than in North and West India.

Rice consumption has been steadily dropping in India over the years.

Also, I hate rice.

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What about Japan's ability to Supply its own local Market ?

If there is a risk of external entities purchasing all of the Rice produced within Japan, then that, would be a Serious matter that the Government should deal with right now.

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Japan has an aging population of farmers and this means that slowly but surely food security in Japan is being affected.

At the moment, Thailand has a glut of rice and I’ll be getting some Thai mai this month-very fragrant!

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California rice is grown from a Japanese variety

Yes but it isn't grown in Japan and of a much lesser quality in both flavor and nutritional value

I never buy USA rice.

Yuk !

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Rice is never bleached

It most certainly is !

Countries that have very poor safety processing issues like with rodents and insects and especially mycotoxins bleach and irradiate the grain products.

Usa has a terrible issue with mycotoxins and insect excrement.

Not to mention the terrible soil quality and everything is sprayed with antibiotics.

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Yes but it isn't grown in Japan and of a much lesser quality in both flavor and nutritional value

Please stop. This is just not true. Many different varieties of rice are grown in California including Alborio rice, the Italian variety used to make Risotto. California rice is considered a premium rice everywhere in the world. For years Japan would arrest and deport the California rice delegation at US Commerce Department sponsored trade shows, claiming there is nothing the Californians could teach Japan about growing rice. Literally arrest and deport the Californians. Never mind that at least in the 1980s and 1990s when this conflict was ongoing Japanese rice cost about five times as much as California rice of equal quality. That has now changed and you find Calrose rice is a popular product in Japanese Costco stores. I believe only Australia grows rice in the same water thrifty way that California does. I have had rice all over Asia and none are clearly better than that from California and some like the rice my family in Shanghai buys is very much inferior.

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A Mediterranean climate and relative scarcity of water drives a different form of rice agriculture in California.

https://calrice.org/industry/how-rice-grows/

https://ricefarmingtv.com/how-rice-is-planted-in-california/

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Not to mention the terrible soil quality and everything is sprayed with antibiotics.

The Salinas, San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys have the most fertile and productive soil in the US. Most California rice is grown in the Sacramento Valley where the soil is soft dark loam. There are no antibiotics used on California rice. Any herbicides or pesticides are applied very early in the rice growth so there is no residue on the mature grains at harvest. Water depth is used to help control weeds. Shallow water no more than 5 inches (127 mm) allows the rice to out compete the weeds, minimizing the need for herbicides.

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