A wheat and rice flour mix planned

  • 9 Mar 2007 13:16:08 GMT

    Now Prima can blame the rice flour when they feed us substandard wheat flour.

  • 9 Mar 2007 13:54:06 GMT

    Be positive guys..........

    Give it a try....

  • 9 Mar 2007 14:04:49 GMT

    In SL it`s common knowledge about the Chilli powder and brick powder mix, rice and sand mix, sugar and water sprinkled mix, curry powder and dahaia kudu mix so this wheat and flour and rice flour mix does not seem genuine.

  • 9 Mar 2007 14:22:02 GMT

    Why not, now everything is mixed wiht punnakku, so why not rice...

  • 9 Mar 2007 15:14:14 GMT

    [Another means to cheat and deceive the people.

    We can`t even get anything pure in this country. ]

    Looks like the whatreallyhap character cannot understand why they are trying to do this.

    Refined wheat flour does not have vit B1 , similarly during British time bringing polished rice caused severe B1 deficiency in many people causing heart failure. The disease is called `berry berry` from the Singhala word `bary bary` meaning ` unable or cannot function.

    Poor people are able to afford refined wheat not whole wheat, if rice flour is added it gives the necessary vitamins.This is a good thought and should be implemented.

  • 9 Mar 2007 15:22:00 GMT

    Increase the defense budget more, perfect the art of begging and feed the people punnaku!

  • 10 Mar 2007 02:35:02 GMT

    [Refined wheat flour does not have vit B1 , similarly during British time bringing polished rice caused severe B1 deficiency in many people causing heart failure. The disease is called `berry berry` from the Singhala word `bary bary` meaning ` unable or cannot function. ]

    We are not living in pre-1970 era when country was starving.

    Current meals of srilanakns should be a balanced diet which includes not only B1 but all other nutrients.

    [Poor people are able to afford refined wheat not whole wheat, if rice flour is added it gives the necessary vitamins.This is a good thought and should be implemented.]

    Stop the war.

    spend that Billion of $ to make poor SriLankans rich people. with the money they will find a balanced diet.

    problem solved.

    Today people can buy rice flour, red rice flour, kurakkan flour. If they want to eat rice flour let them buy and eat it. Let them get tons of B1 from it. just by mixing rice flour to wheat flour in order to stop berry berry is an pre-1970 argument.

  • 10 Mar 2007 03:33:30 GMT

    [Current meals of srilanakns should be a balanced diet which includes not only B1 but all other nutrients. ]

    Isn`t it the purpose of the project? Make poor people eat nutritionally enriched product than what they consume today?

    This is what`s called the absolute ignorance of this member about the peoples lives in Sri Lanka. We can ask using loud speakers , and other media for people to have a balance diet, ,however a huge percentage of people cannot afford to have such a balance diet because of poverty and low income. Furthermore this article emphasizes an important element, that it is those people of estate sector who are poor and consume refine wheat who are mostly affected. The cost effectiveness of adding rice flour which is rich in nutrients especially vit B is a good thought using locally available resources.

    [Stop the war.

    spend that Billion of $ to make poor SriLankans rich people. with the money they will find a balanced diet.

    problem solved.]

    Every Sri Lankan wants this war to end. Can one side stop the war? The GOSL present and past had asked LTTE to come to peace negotiations. If LTTE who claims that they are the sole representatives of Tamils, is not prepared for a negotiated political solution and walked out of peace talks not once but several times, with whom does the GOSL negotiate, with a vacuum?

    I would like to remind those morons who does not understand the reality, that Just holding placards and banners showing STOP THE WAR is not enough.

    Furthermore poor people becoming rich, then eating a balance diet has a very long waiting period, but still being poor they can eat at least a meal with better nutritional value if what IPT had proposed is implemented.

    [Today people can buy rice flour, red rice flour, kurakkan flour. If they want to eat rice flour let them buy and eat it. Let them get tons of B1 from it. just by mixing rice flour to wheat flour in order to stop berry berry is an pre-1970 argument.]

    First of all berry berry was a disease of British time more than 100 years ago and it had been significantly reduced over the years by British them selves bringing and promoting unrefined Rice. During the British period Sri Lankans still ate more rice than bread. It was during and after the WWII that rice imports had dropped and wheat import had risen not only in Sri Lanka but other parts of the Asia too. During WWII British government had taken control over the rice distribution to feed the British soldiers fighting in Asia against Japs. In Bangladesh, an epidemic of Cholera broke out and what ever the rice harvested during that time had been banned for consumption to stop spreading the disease thinking that the rice it self contained vibrio cholera a water born disease, a misconception.The rice couldn`t have been eaten raw but only by boiling and the germ will any way get killed. Millions of people died of Starvation in Bangladesh and it was called the man made famine of the 20th Century.

    What we see today is a subpopulation of our country for cultural and traditional reasons as well as due to poverty, using wheat flour not enriched with nutrients as their staple diet ,exposing them selves to the same condition the Singhalese faced during British time. This subpopulation is none other than estate workers mainly Tamils of Indian origin. Should we just ignore their socio-economic hardship and let them suffer or do some thing which make sense? I opt for the latter to help those people and generally every body with this project whilst those who live in an unrealistic world can continue to expose their stupidity in a public forum.

  • 10 Mar 2007 04:37:23 GMT

    Magha

    Am with you .. for this proposal to enrich the `refined wheat flour` processed and put out by `Prima`. They got a very `good deal` from whom-ever they got this `monopoly` .. for grinding the wheat coming into this country. They got necessary approval for marketing the `bran` separately .. there-by, they seem able to market two kinds of flour - highly refined (cheaper) variety with no vitamins, and another `vitaminised` flour (keeping some bran in the product), at a higher price.

    But what has escaped our `pundits` is that by utilising rice flour along with wheat flour in bread-making, we are able to `cut-down` on the money `going-out` (foreign exchange), for purchase of wheat.. and it is a substantial amount.

    Relating this `saving` of foreign exchange to another issue .. attempt to reduce (or stop) un-skilled women from seeking employment abroad as `domestics`, which often results in their exploitation (and which, happily the Govt is tackling) .. we can see this effort to cut-down on consumption of imported wheat flour, as some-thing of a corollary.

    Not sure whether this is part of `Mahinda Chinthanaya` .. but I see it as the `right way` to go.

  • 10 Mar 2007 05:21:35 GMT

    [What we see today is a subpopulation of our country for cultural and traditional reasons as well as due to poverty, using wheat flour not enriched with nutrients as their staple diet..]

    There is a saying, teach `people how to catch the fish, rather giving them fish`.

    develop the country and let people decide whether to eat pure rice flour or wheat flour, or beef, chicken, fish.

    not every body being forced to be eaten what somebody wants to eat.

    SriLankans are not Guinea pigs to try your social/food experiments.

    [I opt for the latter to help those people and generally every body with this project whilst those who live in an unrealistic world can continue to expose their stupidity in a public forum. ]

    same applies to you.

    you guys eat bread, egg, staple diet everyday, living in western countries. if you want you guys mix rice flour with wheat flour and eat yourself.

    don`t force SriLankans to eat what you think better for them.

    Let SriLankans eat what they want.

    this is 21st century democracy not 1970-1977.