Using Efficient Rice Farming Techniques

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Rice is incredibly important. 

According to Masayoshi Kubo, a professor at the Niigata University of Health and Welfare, “Rice feeds half of the world’s population. Rice supplies 20% of all the calories in the world” Kubo et al. (2013)  Rice, is the staple food for 3 billion people in the world. Total consumption of rice amounted to approximately 477.77 million metric tons in 2016/2017. China itself consumed around 146 million metric tons of rice per year and is by far the world’s leading rice consumer. Normally, we eat this food because it is nutritious and it gives us lots of energy, not to mention it is delicious. Nutritionally, they provide us with plenty of carbohydrates as well as fibre, although, too much is not the best for the human body. We eat this grain because we find it to be healthy and delicious, it is also easy to cook and prepare for a huge dinner. Since it is so popular worldwide, a more efficient and faster way to grow and produce rice should be invented. Traditional methods include farmers going to each individual seed and picking the rice grain out of the plant. We are way past that now with machines, but sometimes we are unable to produce huge amounts of rice to support the population. Rice will need to be sustainable and efficient in order to provide food for the 3 billion mouths in the world.  

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