Gift of Nourishment

As we are sustained by rice, so we are sustained by stories. Rice was first cultivated in China, and the practice spread to South East Asia and South Asia. It was later introduced to Europe and Africa, and then to the Americas via colonisation. Today rice is not only a staple food in Asia but also the most important grain worldwide in terms of human nutrition. In many Asian countries the words for food and rice are synonymous or interchangeable. Approximately 90% of the rice in the world is grown in Asia.