Friday, April 5, 2013

Save our world: Sugar cane

My Facebook friend Antony Chan Posted a photo of a bundle of sugar cane standing upright on the floor of an eatery. Two other friends commented that such practice was unhealthy and even dangerous. I read re port too that when the sugar cane stack this way, it absorbs chemicals, detergent and worst still rat poison and rat urine. People can get very sick.

I am glad in Singapore, The supplier bring in cut lengths and the sugar cane can be placed on the counter. One Up for Singapore, a country I sojourned for 16 years,

Thirst quenching pure sugar cane juice.

Sugar cane is a cash crop of the Kong Family.  My uncle Kong Seng Shui is more than 80 years old. He leads a very healthy live style. He plants the sugar cane, and employs contract workers to do the harvesting.

This is a photo of me when I was 14. The background is a clump of sugar cane. The Chans and Kongs always have sugar cane growing. They are our snack. We didn't have much lollies. We didn't crush them into juice. We cut up foot long canes, trip off the peel, and we chewed the stems. Good for our teeth too.

1 comment:

Neeraj | said...

I remember eating sugarcane (in India) during my childhood days the way you did in your childhood. I now miss that here in Toronto. I also miss the sweet and refreshing sugarcane juice!