D2 posted:Drugb posted:caribny posted:Aaah drugb ignorant as ever. Do you know that American slave owners imported enslaved peoples from parts of West Africa because of their skill in growing rice. Yes that famous Uncle Ben's rice. The first people involved in growing rice in Guyana were blacks, so yes cook up rice and its equivalent Jolloff rice, is "black man food".
Incorrect, rice was never prevalent in Africa. The staple was ground provisions, not rice. The white man taught the Afro's in the US how to grow rice using a technique that involved a whip. Why you bring in the American blacks is beyond me, we are talking about cookup, a Guyanese food.
Even in Guyana, it was the Indos who first successfully grew rice in commercial quantities. The afros didn't have the know how to do it successfully,.
Rice existed in Africa. It was planted there for some 6000 years by some accounts. I do not want to go and check but I think the indians got it only around 3000 years ago or less. But it was in africa.
I am not disputing that some form of wild rice was cultivated in Africa. In fact rice is a grass and grass grows everywhere. What is questionable is whether its foundation as a commercial crop began in Africa. Also, not sure where you got your information of rice in Africa 6000 years ago. Please reference this article, it says China was the origin.