Everything’s nice with American rice

Everything’s nice with American rice, by Sydney-based artist Nigel Helyer, proposes, in a playful but critical way, a radical “green” solution to the so called free-trade agreements which promote the importation of American rice into the Japanese rice economy.

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In an interlocking triangle mechanism, imported rice is converted into “Bio-fuel” (ethanol) that, in turn is used to power local rice cultivating equipment to produce Japanese rice, whilst at the same time reducing the reliance upon imported fuel oil.

A small shift in thinking, a modest action, but one, which illustrates the possibility of re-working the gridlock of multi-national economics with a local version of freedom of choice and direct action that combines aesthetics and economics!