Well, insofar as birds never stay in one spot too long, and there are lots of birds in the Sacramento Delta, where an incredible amount of rice is grown, I am not sure if rice is much of a factor in causing death.
However, that is not what I primarily wanted to comment on.
Above the initial post here is an advertised website for colon cleansing, stating ‘old food causes bloating’ or some such nonsense.
Years ago, before colonostomies existed (boy, was that a fun experience, but at least one of the nurses was pretty), anyway, it is an old belief that ancient undigested food somehow collects along the walls of the colon and then causes disease or discomfort or an urge to support Rosie O’Donnell or something.
Nothing gathers along that tube, absolutely nothing (except for those with hernias). Even in people who do not eat right. You can watch on the TV monitor while they probe; it is bright pink and empty of any foreign matter in everyone.
The point is, most of the hoaxes going on in this world today (and always, I think) are to do with so-called Medical Cures which are not based at all on anything credible, but play on gullibility and ignorance and the general trusting nature of the public, especially if the product is endorsed by a doctor. And usually the ‘doctor’ got his diploma from the University of DiplomaMill.com or some such, where the doctoral thesis consists of writing a check in the proper amount.
In the UK, medical claims have to be somewhat substantiated before they can be advertised. Here in the US, one can sell anything to anyone with total impunity, and even become incredibly wealthy, like the marketers of ‘Enzyte’ did. (Enzyte supposedly makes one’s winkie much larger.)
When I become the Dictator of the World, I will put an end to their nonsense.
Dan, still gobbling all the ‘Enzytes’ he can, hoping that maybe they really do work