2.1 Does rice offer most important lesson in world of ending starvation?- UN SDG 2 - System Hypothesis: definitely Rice is critical for the Asian majority of the world for whom local enterprise networking of rice explains how to end starvation and root women empowerment.
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Womens nation building of Bangladesh depended on rice and oral rehydration: this saved half of infants from death enabling rise in life expectancy by 20 years within one generation. A great human development miracle for the 8th most populous nation born (due to short straw of being colonised both by Britannia and Pakistan) with rice water and probably the 20th C's most loving mothers as just about its only national resources.
There are many strands to rice being mother earth's most adaptable crop. First how knowhow was open sourced by "United Borlaug Intel" networks soon after end of world war 2 because Borlaug valued uniting people in food security more than patenting profit for himself. Second the extraordinary multiplier: at least 10 times more local rice production is obtainable with optimal seed for local conditions -humid and often very wet but resilient to nature's outbursts. Third note how life expectancy increased as a function of how this knowhow diffused down Asia's doubly intelligent corridor where Americans planted 1950s peace - hi-tech (thanks Deming) and deep rural - from Japan to Korea S to Taiwan and onwards. Fourth Rice's geonomic peculiarity: advances of richest Asians (what became the world's first supercities of more that 10 million people dependent on each others safety and advance of children) depended on maximising poorest productivity of mothers of most humid villages - this was a borderless deep data challenge wherever rice needed to be land's application.
So Rice may not be the main food lesson of Africa but it is of Uniting teachers and peoples and nations worldwide. In one country, rice is so important to society and economics that Entrepreneurial Revolution has been designed around rice intel since 1976- eg 800,000 rice varieties are now treasured by this countries national science foundation.
TESTING BARD'S AINTELLIGENCE - Bard passes the basics; " Rice science is a critical intelligence for ending starvation and achieving SDG 2. Rice is a staple food for over 2 billion people worldwide, and it is a major source of calories and nutrients. Rice science can help to increase rice yields, improve rice quality, and make rice production more sustainable."
Will HAI show that there is even more rice intel to unlock? Can lessons rice-first nations adapt climate around offer parallel clues to UN2 servant leadership in any nation uniting peoples and millennials as worlds first sustainability generation? Ironically the richest western nations and capitals long way north of the tropics have never needed to value rice and this is just one reason why their monetary standards alone cannot vision all of the regional changes nature demands of us now at COPs and other global village stages- could the metaverse make sure that rice science chatter viralises positively. Does the world's top celebrity chef have an avatar role to play now? Apart from rice intel this week's most curious bookmarks include 1
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