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    Rice "…Finally, because South Carolina, from her climate, situation, and peculiar institutions, is, and must ever continue to be, wholly dependent on agriculture and commerce, not only for prosperity , but for her existence as a state…" (Boller, pg.110) -John C Calhoun: South Carolina explosion and Protest (1828)  While the north was undergoing an "industrial revolution," the south remained agriculturally based. Rice, which was the

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    Cold Plasma processing is preferred as one of the novel technology in the food processing sector. Rice samples was treated with low pressure cold plasma and investigated for physico-chemical properties (proximate composition, cooking parameters and textural properties). After treatment cooking time is reduced from 21 to 14 min and increase in cooking loss and water uptake ratio with increase in voltage and time of treatment. Water uptake kinetics showed there is decrease in rate constant in the plasma

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    Rice: Then and Now

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    Rice by today’s standards is not an exciting food, but it is in fact one of the most important natural resources that humans have ever depended upon. Different cultures of people for thousands of years, spanning from India to China to Japan have used rice as their staple crop. Today especially, rice continues to be a vital grain for modern day human beings. Through this early dependency, rice became domesticated, which arguably is one of the most impactful events on the development of human agriculture

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    Rice is the primary staple in the diets of over 50% of the globe’s population (Childs, 2012) with over two and a half billion mouths depending on the grain as their primary source of calories (Harriss-White, 2005). Rice is second only to wheat in terms of area harvested and is the most important grain in terms of calorie consumption (Khan & Rashid, 1986). Asia and Africa host the largest rates of consumption worldwide. For centuries developing nations have been dependent on rice’s high caloric value

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    Got Rice?

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    the world, regardless of region, rice is the staple that is served most often. . It is “A food staple of half the planet’s population” (Reynolds pg 1). But why rice? Why not bread or potatoes as is common in western countries? Within nutrisional basic food pyramid, rice is part of the breads, cereal, rice and pasta family. This family is the baseline foundation of human nutrition. Rice is a popular crop as it can be grown and cultivated fairly easily. Rice is grown by individual families for

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    Inheritance – Traditional Rice Varieties of Sri Lanka. Rice belongs to the larger family of grasses, Graminae, and the genus Oryza. The genus Oryza has twenty wild species and two cultivated species – Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima. O. glaberrima is mainly cultivated in the West African region, whereas O. Sativa is found in Asia where it is a popular variety for cultivation. Globally, O. Sativa is cultivated in over 112 countries (Chang, 2000). The cultivation of rice was initiated in the Asian

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    Transgenic Rice Plants

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    For centuries, rice has been one of the most important staple crops for the world and it now currently feeds more than two billion people, mostly living in developing countries. Rice is the major food source of Japan and China and it enjoys a long history of use in both cultures. In 1994, worldwide rice production peaked at 530 million metric tons. Yet, more than 200 million tons of rice are lost each year to biotic stresses such as disease and insect infestation. This extreme loss of crop is estimated

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    Rice Starch Essay

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    Introduction: Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is among the most widely consumed important staple food worldwide especially in Asia. Rice flour (starch) is one of the primary and major ingredients of various food products. Starch is the major carbohydrate of rice flour. Rice starch consists of two major polysaccharides such as amylose (20-30%) and amylopectin (70-80%).Starch physical and chemical properties with unique functionalities are due to these polysaccharide(Slattery, Kavakli, & Okita, 2000). Amylose

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    Rice Vinegar Essay

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    How to make rice vinegar at home and its uses We all have heard about apple cider vinegar and balsamic vinegar. Have you guys ever heard about rice vinegar? Rice vinegar is usually prepared from fermented rice. There are different types of rice vinegars available around the world. This vinegar is mainly manufactured in China, Korea, Japan and Vietnam. Rice vinegar is mainly incorporated in Asian cuisines in making pickles, sauces, dressings, and marinades. Apart from its usage in Asian culinary,

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    Golden Rice

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    'Golden Rice': Who Would Have Thought Something So Dry Could Raise So Much Controversy? Heated debate over the bioengineering of a type of rice that has come to be called 'golden rice' has been taking place in the past five years. Exploration of the possibilities that would follow the mapping of the rice genome began in response to the huge populations in developing countries that experience vitamin deficiencies; namely, vitamin A. When biotech company, Syngenta, announced that they had mapped

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