VietNamNet Bridge – Field mice are the number-one enemy of rice farmers, but they are also the source of living of many poor people, at least those in Bay Nui of An Giang province. During the peak season, there are approximately 10 mouse trading "shops" along the road through the commune of Vinh Gia of Tri Ton district, An Giang. Each shop purchases several tons of rats each day. From these shops, field mice are sold to markets and restaurants in many southern cities. As a favourite food of the southern people, the price for field mice is quite high compared to other kinds of meat, from VND35,000 to VND50,000 ($1.3-2.3) per kilo. Hunting field mice in the fields of Bay Nui. This is a "job" of many children in Bay Nui. This is a favorite food of southern people. Field mice at a mouse shop in Vinh Gia. A trader "bathes" mice before taking them to a restaurant. Dan Viet … [Read more...] about Hunting field mice in the Mekong Delta
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Special Jazz Concert "Nichapa Quintet and Friends" Sun 29 Nov 2015, 8 pm Hanoi Opera House 1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội The performance to exchange Jazz culture between top Thai and Vietnamese jazz artists and celebrate Thai King's birthday. Featuring Thai Jazz artists: - Miss Nichapa Jittaleela on Piano and vocal - Mr. Pisut Pratheepasane on Saxophone - Mr. Arnupap Kammar on Drums And special guest Thai Star: - Tina (Miss Suppanad Jittaleela) on Vocal With Top Vietnamese jazz artists: - Mr. Dao Minh Fah on Bass - Mr. Nguyen Bao Long on Saxophone And Vietnamese string quartet from Vietnam National Academy of Music PROGRAM Performance song lists: - King Rama The IX's composition: Sundown - Nichapa Jittaleela's original compositions: Herz Once I loved A night in Berlin Hope Love Soul - Jazz Standards pieces: Naima Time Remembered Nardis Stardust Water of March About Thai artists: Miss Nichapa Jittaleela, faculty of music SCA Siam university … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON NOVEMBER 15-30 (DAILY UPDATE)
As consumers search out a "BPA-free" label as a measure of a product's safety, science continues to indicate that such labels are not an indication that the product is risk-free. In the span of a week, three studies pointed out potential health hazards in various plastics. And without more precautionary testing and laws to safeguard against unknown toxins, experts say it's impossible for a consumer to buy a plastic product that is verifiably safe. "As someone who works on this every single day, it's still hard for me to navigate the marketplace," said Lindsay Dahl, deputy director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. In one recent study, researchers were surprised to find that one of the main alternatives to BPA seems to be equally damaging -- despite its reputation is a "safe alternative." As an endocrine disruptor, BPA mimics the hormone estrogen, potentially causing a variety of health concerns. One of the unique qualities of BPA is that it only takes a small amount to produce … [Read more...] about Are BPA-Free Plastics Just As Bad?
Weekend trip to Dong Nai porcupine, bamboo rat farm Ngoc Hung By Ngoc Hung in HCMC Dong Nai is known for its eco tourist sites like O island, Mai waterfall and numerous fruit gardens. Now, tourists have another choice for their weekend getaway from the city with a new destination - a farm which raises wild animal like nhim (porcupine), dui (lesser bamboo rat) and weasels located next to Tri An Lake. From HCMC tourists need to negotiate the National Highway 1A to Dong Nai, then turn left at Tri An T-junction to reach Vinh An Town in Vinh Cuu District. On a 60km journey from the city to Dong Nai, tourists can see numerous sign boards stating porcupine and bamboo rate trading on both sides of the streets when they reach Vinh An Town as five farms cater for the market. The biggest farm Phan Tung has over 300 porcupines, bamboo rats and 30 weasels. This farm supplies the animals for some restaurants in HCMC. Tourists can see the animals in action and poses for photos with them or even … [Read more...] about Weekend trip to Dong Nai porcupine, bamboo rat farm
Laonastes aenigmamus, a kind of forest rats, which scientists believe was extinct 11 million years ago, turns out to be the daily food for the Ruc minority people in Vietnam. The forest rats still living Scientists have announced an interesting discovery: the forest rat which were thought as non-existing in the world, have been discovered in On hamlet of Thuong Hoa commune in Minh Hoa district of Quang Binh province, in the central region of Vietnam. This proves to be an important discovery for scientists. However, this does not have much significance for the Ruc minority people, who can see the rats every day. Especially, the rats are the favorite food for the local people. They call the rats “Ka Ne Khung”, which means the rat-monkey. Cao Xuan Chai, a Ruc minority person in the On hamblet, told reporters that last week he just caught a Ka Ne Khung in the place next to a cliff. He related that when he was small and lived together with the parents in a stone cave, … [Read more...] about Ruc people eating rats believed to be extinct 11 million years ago