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Can We Do Both?

Posted October 30, 2009 7:25 AM

The Badana Project intends to use banana crop waste to create plastic. Other industries are using corn or other cash crops to create plastic. Will this will strain food supplies? Or will there be enough to satisfy both industries?

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10/31/2009 8:51 AM

The main theme is finding raw material source [organic base] from renewable nature.

*Banana fibre waste is extracted from unused stems that absolutely have no bearing with banana fruits. The inner banana stem is a useful vegetable substitute in INDIA[a natural cure to kidney stones], can be very well sharable for industrial and foodstuff consumption.

* Coming to the corn part also, the stem part is supposed to be exploited, the pity is it is major cattle feed and a concern for possible food shortage [cellulose] for cattle.

Here again renewable or improved crops production should not affect dual requirement of raw material and cattle feed requirement.

So , the possibilty is WE CAN DO BOTH.

FUTURE MATERIALS RELY ON RENEWABLE VEGETATION SOURCE AND NOT ON FOSSIL DEPOSITES[of course fossil ed vegetation long long ago, again is the real source for ever]

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12/02/2009 12:09 AM

Dear Mr Sudhayamarthandan,

Your comment on the "inner banana stem "being used in India as a natual cure for kidney stone intrigues me. Can you be a little more specific.

First you have the banana fruit, then its stem. in turn the stem leads to a "hand of banana"then that is fixed on the : banana fruit" bunch " . Where do you collect the part that has that natural medicine and if you can outline it, what is the next process. i.e do you boil it to extract the juice ? I have a Friend who suffers from kidney stone and I would much appreciate your kind assistance and the beneficial natural remedy you are or will be sharing with all the subscribers.

Thank you very much

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12/02/2009 9:12 AM

D.J.S.gubbay,

Greetings.It becomes my duty to guide you on the medicinal values of banana stem fibres and also in appreciation of concern on your ailing friend. It is simply great.

Now coming to the specific part location , assume a banana tree . Start from the root, vertical stem and sidewards flowing leaves. Let us not consider the banana fruits or flowers any more.

Now ,when a banana tree is cut after the yield, take up the vertical stem part only. You keep scalping towards inner of the stem. At the core part you will find the white soft inner stem, which is the critical part of medicinal importance. This soft white inner stem can be taken out, chopped into tiny pieces, while the thready fibres are removed away by winding out by fingers. Now the thread removed chopped pieces are of at most medicinal value. I is cooked like this in SOUTH INDIA.

1] The chopped pieces are oil fried with onions, salt, little amount of chilly and coconut scrapings [for taste]. This dish can be taken along with rice like fried vegetables.

2]The other way is adding butter milk or curd to the above fried mixer.

Semi boiled or raw stems will not taste good.

If the above cooked stem chops are regularly consumed in one's diet, that is capable of dissolving major kidney stones.

People also use the flower part of banana[ bitter taste] as a fry side dish.

One more important habit of south Indian food is, they use plantain leaves for serving food instead of plates and invariably in all functions, dinners, auspicious functions the food is always served on plantain leaves. It adds to the taste of food as well partly answer the kidney stones.

If you want further details ,I think you can track out some Indian friends over there who can directly guide you on this matter.

Prevention against further development of kidney stones- Avoid wines[ red/ white], tomato, lemon, orange based soft drinks, ketch ups, complex molecule tablets, The citrate or tartar ate and other complex salts consolidate kidney stone formation.

A Warm water drink [tumbler full] early morning can ease out urination.

If you have any other clarification feel free to post.

Regards and best wishes.

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12/02/2009 9:48 PM

Dear Mr Udhayamarthandan,

I wish to thank you very much on behalf of my friend . Without doubt and in haste I will give him this natural remedy ( which you make it sound very : tastefull as well )The only thing that I will have to add to him is to go off the red wine of which he , obviously , abuses of : copiously !

Again thank you,

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12/03/2009 12:06 AM

D.J.S.gubbay,

Thanks and appreciation for your concerned initiatives. Here we have a long held saying- Know the route cause of ailments and proceed for treatment, which is actually the strategy advised for the doctors. The inputs solid, liquid and gas into our body system are the main source for deceases.

My best wishes to you and to your friend and get well soon.

*One more point I have forgotten to mention -avoid drinking strong tea also.

Looking forward to hear on improving health of your friend.

S.Udhayamarthandan

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