#Farming Friday 52: How the Rice Straw Went from Waste to Value

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A great story I had to share! Research in Vietnam found alternative to burning rice straw: it can be used as a growing medium for mushrooms. Consequently, rice straw prices are high, and mushrooms farmers are benefitting by increased production as well. The huge added benefit is the lowering of pollution which used to result from burning the rice straw.

 

 

(Image Courtesy: annankkml, freedigitalphotos.net)

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