Presentation on theme: "A comparison between rice in different cultures. How is rice grown? In Asia, rice is mainly grown in flooded fields, mainly due to weeds grow on land,"— Presentation transcript:
How is rice grown? In Asia, rice is mainly grown in flooded fields, mainly due to weeds grow on land, and the weeds usually tend to overtake the rice. Rice can be grown on dry land, but it takes away from the quality. It is still planted by hand in most countries, one at a time. It usually takes 120 days for the rice to mature
The United States form of Rice production Rice fields are first leveled with lasers, and the precise measurements are sent to a land leveler. Rice seeds are then put in water to germinate before planting Airplanes then drop the seeds into flooded fields, and to get them in the perfect place, they are guided by satellite systems
Chinese Rice Myth “Rice was sold as a gift to the gods in lieu of animals. It is believed that after the lands were flooded, all living plants were destroyed. Animals were scarce, making hunting difficult. One day, a dog came abounding across a field and as it approached the Chinese people, they noticed its fur was covered with yellow seeds. Not knowing what these seeds would produce, they planted them and as a result, rice grew”
Facts Rice is grown mostly in the southern regions due to northern china’s climate is too mild The worlds largest producer of rice Rice is so important to them that they used to greet one another by saying, “ Have you had your rice today” The third species of rice, called O. Rufipogon, is grown in China Invented a process that helped establish rice in China. It involved puddling soil and then transplanting the seedlings. It breaks down the soil within to trap the water and then after six weeks, the seeds are transported. This techniqueof transporting the seeds is beneficial to the rice production in the long run.
Facts Staple food for 65% of India’s population The way and the rate at which they grow their rice is creating concern amount scientists because they don’t feel as if it could support the population Estimated to date back to 2000 B.C Rain plays a major part in the success of India’s Rice production
Facts The production of rice needs to be increased to keep up with the increasing population Rice production employs 70% of population in rural areas In 1984, Indonesia reached self sufficient in rice production, but since then it has had to resort back to importing rice with foreign countries. Popular in Eastern Islands
Facts Introduced in the early 1700’s in North and South Carolina, as well as Georgia, and was dependent of slave trade. Most commonly grown rice is the southern long grain rice. Over half of the rice grown in the U.S. is exported, and the largest domestic industrial use of rice in the U.S. is for beer Only grown in flooded fields, not on land
Rice: Religious uses In Buddhist Scriptures, rice is used as an offering to the Gods Buddhist story states that a women named Sujata brought Buddha a bowl of milk rice. Sujata received praise for doing this, because Buddha had not eaten anything for 49 days, and she was the first to offer him food. A Rice offering Mandala is used in a ritual that symbolically offers the universe. Rings are placed on top of one another and they are filled with rice and other offerings, followed by prayers. It represents the mind and body of Buddha.