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Re: Dietary decolonization
« Reply #90 on: September 12, 2022, 02:23:11 am »
https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/45587982

It just came to my attention that people in Taiwan no longer like to celebrate the significant Mid-Autumn Festival (Moon Festival) the traditional Chinese way i.e. lighting fancy lamps and eating mooncakes and fresh seasonal fruits while appreciating the luminous full moon on the 15th day of the Eighth Lunar month. Instead, the most popular celebration now is to have a BBQ party that night, with special emphasis on grilling MEAT!

At one time, Taiwan was a place where one would find the vegetarian diet quite common among its population due to Buddhist influence. How sad!

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Re: Dietary decolonization
« Reply #91 on: September 12, 2022, 07:33:39 pm »
Note also the subhuman face shape of the random barbequeuer (from your link):



"At one time, Taiwan was a place where one would find the vegetarian diet quite common among its population due to Buddhist influence."

We should remind people of that time using its vegetarian Buddhist Counterculture icons:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW-ofUbTTts

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« Reply #92 on: October 11, 2022, 07:40:46 pm »
https://www.yahoo.com/news/new-zealand-proposes-cow-burp-tax-to-fight-climate-change-185050480.html

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The tax would be the world’s first on animal emissions, including those from burps and urination, which contribute to rising global temperatures.
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As a byproduct of their digestion, livestock such as cows and sheep release methane — a greenhouse gas that causes 80 times as much warming as carbon dioxide in its first 20 years in the atmosphere. That includes methane in flatulence and manure, but the single biggest source of methane from animals is burps. Globally, methane accounts for 20% of greenhouse gas emissions, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Livestock accounts for 14.5% of total global emissions, according to the United Nations.

A largely rural, agricultural country, New Zealand has 5 million people and roughly 10 million cattle and 26 million sheep. According to government data from 2019, 37% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions were from methane, and 88.4% of its methane emissions came from livestock. About three-quarters comes from cows, with the rest coming from sheep.

Woke comments:

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just stop eating beef. Problem solved.

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simple solution..go vegan....

Did you know that cows and sheep never lived in Aotearoa prior to the colonial era?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammals_of_New_Zealand#Introduced_species

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Mammals introduced by Europeans
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Cattle   1814
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Sheep   1773

We should be trying to return Aotearoa to being a land without cows, sheep, etc..

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Re: Dietary decolonization
« Reply #93 on: November 13, 2022, 08:46:48 pm »
https://www.yahoo.com/news/watermelon-stereotype-came-weaponized-against-153000846.html

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How the watermelon stereotype came to be weaponized against Black Americans
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The origins of watermelon can be dated back approximately 6,000 years ago when it was domesticated throughout Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, and Kenya.

Watermelon is an Aryan food, period. But fast forward to the colonial era:

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Around the time of the Civil War, negative descriptions about African American watermelon-eaters started becoming more prominent.

According to researcher William R. Black, enslaved people would sometimes negotiate informal contracts with their owners to cultivate and sell their own crops on designated plots of land on the plantations they worked on. As watermelons were easy to grow, they became a popular choice. Black quotes one former enslaved person as saying, "We never had our own gardens, but we had small watermelon patches."
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Post-emancipation after the Civil War ended, newly freed African Americans continued to grow watermelons and sold them to generate income for themselves.

"Newly emancipated Africans employed their farming and entrepreneur abilities to produce and sell items like watermelon and the like," Howard University Afro American Studies lecturer Dr. Jo Von McCalester told Insider. "Personal gardens and their ability to sell its goods after completing their obligations, fostered a taste of freedom driven by their own efforts and on their own terms."

However, this new economic model upset some former slave owners in the South, who were angered that formerly subjugated African Americans had carved out a lucrative business niche for themselves and were enjoying the fruits of their labor.

"This air of freedom among those formerly enslaved further humiliated Southern whites," Dr. McCalester said. "The sheer audacity for Freed Africans to persevere in spite of  their deplorable action, caused the concerted effort and sharp response of Southern whites to create a racist trope around the fruit and freed Africans."
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Throughout the Jim Crow era, smear campaigns involving African Americans eating watermelon began to be spread, partially as a form of bigotry, but also as an attempt to squash African American businesses. Ads and ephemera used images of African Americans "stealing, fighting over, or sitting in streets eating watermelon," in an effort to "shame Black watermelon merchants," according to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Degrading African Americans by way of watermelon also acted as a ploy to derail Black people from gaining and sustaining positions of power.

"By associating the fruit with ideas like ignorance, uncleanliness, and laziness, refusing to accept their participation in society, politics, business, etc., is viewed as justified," Dr. McCalester said."Their consumption of watermelon was an outward expression of their inward inferiority."

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"The stigma associated with dark skin, oversized smiles, and red lips eating watermelon, has caused so many to socialize younger generations to steer clear of the fruit, Dr. McCalester said. "The backlash and perception of being associated with the fruit can even be seen contemporarily, even if Black People don't fully understand the historic implications of consuming the fruit."

Anyone who likes watermelon (I do) should be proud (I am) of our superior taste:







especially compared to those who like Turanian foods such as dairy products:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/mythical-world/turanian-diffusion/msg11765/#msg11765

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/mythical-world/turanian-diffusion/msg13332/#msg13332
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Re: Dietary decolonization
« Reply #94 on: November 23, 2022, 12:30:21 am »
Our message is spreading!

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/decolonizing-diet-whole-host-amazing-132700172.html

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DECOLONIZING YOUR DIET has become somewhat of a social movement.

On Instagram, there are more 15,000 posts carrying the hashtag #decolonizeyourdiet.
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What is a decolonized diet?

For many Indigenous people, decolonizing their diets means removing western European influence entirely.

Indigenous food often includes fruits, vegetables, and herbs from one region. From supporting local farms to shopping for traditional ingredients, there are plenty of ways to decolonize your diet.

Decolonizing your diet involves learning how to connect with the land, find native ingredients, and prepare ancestral dishes. It involves a deep appreciation for the land you live on, and the food that comes from it.
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“It's just understanding Indigenous histories and cultures where you might be living. Then, it's understanding how we build modern Indigenous foods, and how we create a philosophy doing that,” says Sherman. “It was invisibility of Indigenous perspective. There were hardly Native restaurants. There were barely any books on the subject. We're attempting to create a support system to bring this into the mainstream. People are starting to normalize Indigenous foods on a larger scale.”

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Re: Dietary decolonization
« Reply #95 on: November 24, 2022, 07:25:04 pm »
I have always been annoyed by the Western-led brown rice fad:

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/surprise-white-rice-may-better-122703870.html

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Surprise! White Rice May Be Better for You Than Brown Rice

If you've ever been on a health kick or wanted to lose weight, you may have switched from eating white rice to brown rice. Brown rice is often touted for it's health benefits, while white rice has been demonized in many health-conscious communities. But is brown rice really healthier than white rice? The answer may surprise you.

The Rice Debate

There are a few reasons that brown rice is often considered the better option. The main argument is that it's a whole grain. The difference between brown rice and white rice is that brown rice is in its unprocessed, whole grain form. White rice, on the other hand, has had the bran and germ removed during processing.

As has been done since the Neolithic era. Were the Golden Age Aryans morons who put all that extra effort into pounding rice for no good reason? Of course not:

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Whole grains are considered to be healthier because they contain more fiber. Fiber is a nutrient that's known to lower cholesterol, control blood sugar, and regulate digestion. It's true that brown rice contains more fiber than white since it is unrefined, but the type of fiber is important to note.

There are two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber absorbs water to soften your stools in the digestive tract, making them easier to pass. It slowly forms bulk and triggers peristalsis, which are intestinal contractions that help waste move through your system. Not only that, but soluble fiber also ferments in the digestive tract to help promote a good balance of bacteria in the gut! On the other hand, insoluble fiber does not absorb water or ferment. Since it doesn't get broken down at all, it forms hard bulk in the intestines. When consumed in large amounts, it can actually cause inflammation, discomfort, bloating, gas, and more.

Brown rice contains insoluble fiber, and as naturopathic medicine doctor Liz Carter explains, this can take quite a toll on your gut. "Brown rice is high in harsh, irritating insoluble fiber. White rice is not," she says. "I have seen brown rice be very difficult to handle for my patients with gut issues. It’s better to focus on soluble fiber foods that feed your gut health." If you struggle with digestive issues like constipation and want to consume more fiber, consider adding more foods with soluble fiber to your diet.

Arsenic and Phytates

Two more reasons you may want to forego brown rice: phytic acid and arsenic. Brown rice contains phytic acid, which is known as an antinutrient because it actually blocks your body’s ability to absorb certain nutrients, like iron, zinc, and calcium. Eating large amounts of it can ultimately lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Brown rice is also higher in arsenic, which is a toxic heavy metal that, when consumed over time, could increase your risk of diseases like cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Yikes!

We're often told that eating anything "white" that has been processed is bad. But in this case, processing the grain actually removes the inflammation-causing fiber (which makes it easier to digest) and lowers the amounts of phytic acid and arsenic, making white rice a healthier choice!

My tongue had always told me white rice was better.

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The Bottom Line

All this being said, white rice does have a slightly higher glycemic index than brown rice does, meaning that it could elevate blood sugar levels more. If you already have type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, or high blood sugar, it's best to manage your portions when consuming carbohydrates in general.

STFU. We have:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/human-evolution/aryan-metabolism/

The real bottom line:

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As the wisdom of ancient eating traditions in India and China have long pointed out, white rice is a hearty, filling starch that's easy to cultivate, prepare — and to digest. So before you forego the white rice and choose brown rice, consider all the factors. White rice may be the more healthful addition to your plate after all.