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Former good article Rice was one of the good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Prolonged chewing of rice to give full nutritional benefit?[edit]

Could not find anything about this in the article currently.

I heard in a film (Empire of the Sun (film)) that rice needs to be chewed a specific number of times for full nutritional benefit. I know the film is not a reliable source, but I was wondering if anyone knew if this film was referencing some actual evidence.

In another textbook (I think it was either this, [1] or this [2] ... but can't remember and no longer have print access to them), that chewing has no effect on digestion efficiency. Hard to believe, but it was citing experiments where food was cut into rough chunks and swallowed whole, and there was no demonstrable health difference between these people and people who were chewing their food even after an extended period of this eating behavior. I forget the details, which is annoying. Also, this was taking about food generally not specifically rice.

So Q for the article's authors, should people be chewing rice for longer or not bothering at all?

Sugarcane is not a grain[edit]

The lead section of the article states that "It is the grain with the third-highest worldwide production, after sugarcane and maize, according to data of FAOSTAT 2012." Sugarcane is not a grain and the reference given to FAOSTAT http://faostat.fao.org/site/339/default.aspx refers to agricultural commodities, therefore I think the word "grain" should be replaced with "agricultural commodity". It might also be helpful to clarify that rice has the third-highest worldwide production in terms of quantity (rather than value).

Semi-protected edit request on 7 January 2016[edit]

Please update the "Australia" section of your Rice page. Please see replacement copy and references below.

Australia Commercial rice production in Australia primarily occurs in the temperate Riverina region of south western New South Wales.

Although attempts to grow commercial rice crops in the well-watered north of Australia have been made, previous efforts were ultimately unsuccessful. The main reasons have been an inability to handle pest and disease pressures, and growing varieties not attracting sufficient returns from consumer markets.

Wild rice has long been present in Northern Australia, but is not suitable for commercial production. There has been academic interest in these varieties due to them potentially having useful breeding traits (ref: “Is Australia the home of rice? Study finds domesticated rice varieties have ancestry links to Cape York”, ABC online, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-11/wild-rice-australia-linked-to-main-varities-developed-in-asia/6764924, accessed 7/1/16).

Production in the Riverina commenced around the Yanco and Leeton area in the 1920’s as an irrigated cropping option on heavy soils unsuited to other crops. The local industry utilised japonica varieties developed in California for their growing conditions, which are similar to those found in the Riverina (ref: Lewis, Gary, “An illustrated history of the Riverina Rice Industry”, pp. 48-75, published by Ricegrowers Co-operative Ltd).

Over the following decades, rice growing was expanded across more of the Riverina, as gravity fed irrigation networks fed by Murray and Murrumbidgee River upper catchment storages provided access to affordable water, complemented by suitable soil types, high solar radiation and well suited medium grain japonica varieties.

Growing support for rice production, but difficulties with collusion between millers, led to the establishment of a grower co-operative in Leeton in 1950 (ref: Lewis, Gary, “An illustrated history of the Riverina Rice Industry”, pp. 122-130, published by Ricegrowers Co-operative Ltd). That co-operative is today the grower owned company Ricegrowers Ltd, commonly known as SunRice.

Favourable seasonal conditions and the establishment of new irrigation networks led to strong industry expansion from the 1950s to 1990s, with production outweighing domestic market demand and the industry becoming increasingly focussed on servicing export markets (ref: Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia, “About the rice industry”, http://www.rga.org.au/the-rice-industry.aspx, accessed 7/1/16).

Despite production growth, rice had established itself as a somewhat opportunistic cropping option in the Riverina, with production varying from season to season in response to varying water allocations in the Murray and Murrumbidgee irrigation regions. This production variability became most acute from 2002 to 2010 as south eastern Australia experienced severe drought conditions (ref: The Rice Marketing Board for the state of New South Wales “Statistical summary”, http://www.rmbnsw.org.au/statistical-summary, accessed 7/1/16). The drought conditions led to political reform of agricultural water management in the Murray-Darling Basin region of Australia, with the Commonwealth Government funding the shift of significant volumes of water away from agricultural production (ref: Murray Darling Basin Authority, “What’s in the Basin Plan”, http://www.mdba.gov.au/basin-plan/whats-basin-plan, accessed 7/1/16). Although drought conditions eased in 2010, these policy changes will reduce average annual rice production in the Riverina from levels experienced in the 1990s.

To alleviate policy and climate risk attached to Riverina production, the Australian industry is currently expanding production in North Queensland (ref: North Queensland Register, “SunRice goes all in on North Queensland commitment”, http://www.northqueenslandregister.com.au/story/3366661/sunrice-goes-all-in-on-nq-commitment/, 26 November 2014, accessed 7/1/16).


Ricegrowers (talk) 04:42, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: It's pretty clear from your username and the text you've suggested that you have a conflict of interest. It's also apparent from the length of time that your request has gone unanswered that other editors are equally reluctant to implement it. Bazj (talk) 09:33, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Copy and pasted information from Ricepedia[edit]

I was working on a project for school when I looked at the information on ricepedia, it was exactly the same as this. I checked to see a citation but there wasnt one

How do you know it wasn't copied from here to there? Deli nk (talk) 21:09, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
Many, many websites are "mirror" sites for Wikipedia and, of course, we all love it!  Be prosperous! Paine  00:25, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

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