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Cycle of Rice, Cycle of Life: A Story of Sustainable Farming by Jan Reynolds [in Bloomsbury Review]

Cycle of Rice, Cycle of LifeThe planting and harvesting of the core food product of Bali – rice – is an exercise in careful natural balance by the local farmers. But when the government gets involved and introduces genetically modified hybrid rice and chemical fertilizers, the perfect cycle breaks and crops fail miserably. Going back to the natural traditions proves the only sustainable answer.

Review: “In Celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: New & Notable Books,” The Bloomsbury Review, May/June 2009

Readers: Children, Middle Grade

Published: 2009


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