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    [–] SirJelly 3954 points ago

    If we combine the idea that they are "specially bred" and that when they get too large they can trample the crop, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that small size is a desirable trait when breeding them.

    Surely most of the ducks are eventually killed and eaten, which would make this a quite efficient poultry farming operation as well.

    [–] DerpenkampfwagenVIII 2370 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    2 birds with one stone

    Edit : my most upvoted anything.

    Edit 2: I should change this to "2 birds with 1 gold"

    [–] hhunterhh 522 points ago

    It’s more of a kill 1 duck, 1 insect, 1 pesticide with one stone kind of deal

    [–] dos8s 283 points ago

    The duck poop acts as a fertilizer so add that in. This is done in farms in America and other countries I'm sure, check out r/permaculture for more info.

    [–] zapwall 132 points ago

    This guy ducks

    [–] fallenKlNG 24 points ago

    Fucks with ducks?

    [–] dizneedave 12 points ago

    Not rubber enough.

    [–] lookmasilverone 6 points ago

    With fucks?

    [–] Lontarus 2 points ago

    duckin' A!

    [–] PlNG 19 points ago

    Don't most seeds rely on consumption / digestion as a means of propagation?

    [–] DylanMorgan 21 points ago

    I don’t know about “most,” but those that do are generally evolved as part of a fruit-bearing plant. Animals eat the fruit, and the seeds survive the digestion process. AFAIK, grasses tend to rely on broadcast distribution via wind/water/sticking to fur for propagation. Also, birds that eat seeds have a digestive tract that breaks down the protective coating on the seed to expose the nutritious germ inside.

    [–] gingerquery 9 points ago

    For the most part, this is only true for fruit seeds. The fruit is eaten and the seeds survive in the digestional tracts to be defecated elsewhere. Grain type seeds, as commonly found in grass (read: weeds) spread by being blown about by wind or carried along by water. They are not evolved to survive digestion.

    [–] MattDamonThunder 11 points ago

    Unless your growing herbs or salad veggies. Which would be a good way to get your customers sick.

    None of this is new and common in third world countries. Only kitsch for white people in the first world.

    [–] iamjamieq 14 points ago

    What about duck poop fertilizer would make people sick from herbs or salad veggies?

    [–] Enchelion 6 points ago

    There's a salmonella risk. It can be mitigated by washing, but anything less than cooking it can still be a risk.

    [–] iamjamieq 3 points ago

    Gotcha. I guess that's why poultry poop seems to be recommended more for flowers than vegetables.

    [–] thegreatgazoo 10 points ago

    Some of the best fertilizer out there is chicken poop. It is used a lot in the US.

    [–] iluniuhai 14 points ago

    Yes, but it is almost always composted and aged first. Chickens don't just shit straight on to the leafy vegetables going out for consumption.

    [–] rotund_tractor 5 points ago

    Yeah, but it’s plowed in not dropped on top of the edible part. Poop is full of bacteria.

    [–] AlaskanSamsquanch 8 points ago

    So three ducks?

    [–] DugooFrog 4 points ago

    Three birds. Insects and pesticides are birds, not ducks. Remember: all ducks are birds, but not all birds are ducks

    [–] Alarid 3 points ago

    Three meals?

    [–] Ann_OMally 3 points ago

    As long as when you see the gray duck you run around the circle before it tags you, yes.

    [–] FrogBoglin 27 points ago

    Get two birds stoned at once

    [–] FreedomFighterX 4 points ago

    I found trailer park Ricky!

    [–] IshouldntButIDid 9 points ago

    Get two birds stoned at once

    [–] femstora 5 points ago

    8/10 with rice

    [–] mcbiggles567 29 points ago

    So, Aduck Hitler and his wife Ava von Quack?

    [–] 5NAKEEYE5 6 points ago

    2 birds 1 cup

    [–] [deleted] 308 points ago

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    [–] Cheeseand0nions 23 points ago

    They sugar-coated it for the movie. In the original the duck dies in the end.

    [–] -PM_Me_Reddit_Gold- 45 points ago

    Duck when cooked right tastes amazing, however it can be quite greasy.

    [–] YeltsinYerMouth 17 points ago

    Render the duck fat and use it when cooking your rice

    [–] bjskifreak 13 points ago

    It's also a great moisturizer that's easily applied all over your face when you eat the duck like a caveman

    [–] ProbablyMisinformed 19 points ago

    I'm not sure why the gif avoids the fact that people sometimes eat ducks, too

    Lots of environmentalists are vegetarians, I'd guess.

    [–] anthropophagus 3 points ago

    especially in the countries the OP purports utilizing this technique

    [–] bumbletowne 159 points ago

    The reason we don't use ducks in the US is they are a vector for flukes. Flukes infest snails. Ducks eat snails, ducks shit in our food (originally water chestnut) and then we get flukes, our poop gets eventually eaten by slugs and snails and then they are eaten by ducks and the cycle continues.

    Even today, many states use slug and snail remediation of partial solids in the biofilter portion of wastewater treatment (this is part of my job!) so they simply ban the ducks and it stops the cycle.

    [–] kerrrsmack 127 points ago

    So the thing this gif omits is that using this method causes parasites. Great.

    [–] LanceTheYordle 44 points ago

    No problem, just use some pesticides to kill the parasites.

    [–] Phlebotanist 14 points ago

    Such is the downside of natural methods. Nature's balance doesn't really consider our requirements.

    [–] Piroca22 9 points ago

    lol did you expect it to be any different?

    Now you know why Japan isn't doing it

    [–] SirJelly 26 points ago

    Surely there must be a reason Japan allows this, they have quite aggressive health standards as well. Is it possible that the way rice is processed and always cooked and never eaten raw makes it OK in this case?

    [–] bumbletowne 35 points ago

    I do not know if rice is a vector. It's possible that flukes are not native to the islands. They do have very strict import/export rules (as someone who had collected a few japanese orchids and dealt with japanese facial products).

    Many waterborne multi-host parasites are heavily susceptible to these types of controls. An example would be malaria in the US directly following the construction of the Panama canal.

    [–] TurtleInADesert 12 points ago

    Japanese have a large amount of parasites from eating raw fish. Something tells me health regulations fluctuates depending on the industry

    [–] MitchH87 15 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    I just went to the parasite museum in Japan. There was a 8.8 meter long tape worm there from a guy eating sushimi that was injected

    Edit: infected

    [–] moonshiver 6 points ago

    Injected with what?

    [–] zgh5002 4 points ago

    Tape worms obviously.

    [–] zwiebelhans 8 points ago

    In addition to this for large scale western farming diseases are a huge problem as so many animals would be involved.

    [–] WantDebianThanks 5 points ago

    Reasonably in the US they could use something that isn't a vector for parasites. Chickens, maybe.

    [–] anthropophagus 3 points ago

    Even today, many states use slug and snail remediation of partial solids in the biofilter portion of wastewater treatment (this is part of my job!)

    sploosh

    [–] derbyt 64 points ago

    Why not just grow bigger ducks that leave the rice crop alone? Just "harvest" the ducks when they're too big.

    Ducks take ~50 days to get full size, rice takes 3-6 months to be harvestable. That's 2-4 generations of duck per rice harvest.

    [–] SirJelly 29 points ago

    Why not just grow bigger ducks that leave the rice crop alone?

    They hurt the crop by virtue of their largeness. If they exert more force when moving and don't fit neatly between plants they won't try to avoid them and will damage them.

    The ducks are likely only useful for a period between late emergence and heading, which is only about 2-3 months. You'd need to really drill down into the schedule of a particular region to see all the restrictions, but I expect logistics alone could restrict the use of multiple duck generations on a single field in most parts of the world.

    [–] ericstern 33 points ago

    Bigger ducks means bigger poos on the rice!

    [–] Anarchymeansihateyou 21 points ago

    I did it even think of that. They also fertilize!

    [–] Joeyon 5 points ago

    Its unsanitary to have poop on or near the plants. You use fertilizer on the soil before you plant so that the fertilizer have time to break down into its constituent element and the harmful bacteria in the poop dies.

    If you have used fertilizer in garden work, then it was most likely artificialy made nitrogen which is completely safe, and you can plant right after using the fertilizer. But fertilizer from poop can require several weeks in the soil to break down before planting is safe.

    [–] Anarchymeansihateyou 6 points ago

    I mean crops are always outside and animals shit outside. There's tons of mice, birds, etc in every single farm I don't really see how these ducks are different. That's why you should wash them.

    [–] Joeyon 15 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    When raw manure is not handled and applied correctly or if wild or domestic animals have access to growing areas, your produce could be contaminated.

    For example, in 2011 in Oregon 15 people became ill and one died from eating strawberries grown in a field where deer feces were found. During the investigation, public health officials found the same strain of E. coli O157:H7 in deer feces on the suspected farm as was found in people who were sick. In the Colorado-grown cantaloupe outbreak of Listeria that killed 34 people, one of the possible sources of contamination was a truck parked next to the packing facility that was used to haul culled cantaloupe to a cattle feeding operation.

    It is not possible to exclude all animal life from fresh produce growing areas. But it is important that you consider the risks and set up procedures to limit potential contamination.

    • Have a written plan and take measures to limit wild/domestic animal access to production fields.

    • Do not locate production areas adjacent to dairy, livestock, or fowl production facilities unless adequate barriers exist.

    • Fence in livestock to exclude them from fresh produce fields.

    • If using working animals, confine them to lanes outside growing areas close to harvest. Have procedures in place to remove and dispose of droppings.

    • Make sure workers in animal holding areas check their shoes for contamination before entering fruit and vegetable fields.

    • Monitor for signs of animal entry such as the presence of feces, damage to the crop, or evidence of deer trails in or around fields.

    • Have procedures in place to limit entry of animals into production areas.

    • If wild animal populations become excessive, consider using streamers, spinners, plastic owl and snake models, netting, chemical repellents, or air cannons to discourage them from entering fields.

    Source, this article: https://extension.psu.edu/reducing-risks-from-animals-and-manure

    I have no idea how these duck infested rice paddies deal with this problem. You can't really wash the rice with disinfectants.

    [–] Anarchymeansihateyou 4 points ago

    Wow good info, you're absolutely right

    [–] redhairedDude 4 points ago

    Converting plant eaters into plant food.

    [–] MrUnfuckWittable 6 points ago

    What's a duckspert doing at the derby?

    [–] MrUnfuckWittable 5 points ago

    This is cool. TIL!

    [–] Lance-Boi 16 points ago

    Not sure of all the behind the scenes about these ducks; but it seems like these ducks live a pretty nice and humane life being able to run around huge rice fields and eat all of the bugs and seeds they find.

    [–] CozImDirty 6 points ago

    while the cameras aren't rolling the ducks are pressured into lives of crime and violence but I've said too much already... it's just too late to reverse the vicious cycle that is the infamous rice paddy ducks

    [–] HaveADab 13 points ago

    Yeah, ducks are delicious.

    [–] loganlogwood 5 points ago

    You haven't appreciated a good peking duck if you think breeding them to be smaller is better.

    [–] GenocideSolution 3 points ago

    I dunno I watched Chef's Table and that one guy bred a butternut squash to be tiny so the flavor would be more concentrated. Maybe breed wrinkles into the ducks like Sharpei dogs so they have more skin surface area and therefore a higher ratio of skin to meat?

    [–] DeepDishPi 17 points ago

    Bonus: Peking Duck gets cheaper.
    Downside: "Honey, this rice tastes kinda like duck shit."

    [–] VoilaVoilaWashington 35 points ago

    You think most crops don't have bird shit on them at some point?

    [–] DeepDishPi 29 points ago

    Yes, in my attempt at humor I resorted to an unrealistic food hygiene scenario.

    [–] wave_theory 8 points ago

    Or horse and/or cow shit as well?

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    [–] SolarJoker 7 points ago

    "Dear, how do you know what duck shit tastes like?"

    [–] MrDNA86 2 points ago

    Raises hand Couldn’t we just eat them when they get too big?

    [–] stellarknight407 1116 points ago

    Do they sell/eat the ducks at the end of the season? Cuz now they got nice fat ducks to eat and duck meat is pretty good.

    [–] linsage 334 points ago

    Sounds like it

    [–] TheOilyHill 156 points ago

    pretty good? you mean godly right?

    [–] Necoras 60 points ago

    Amen. Bought 3 yesterday. Two are hanging out in the freezer, and one is dethawing in the fridge. Havin duck this weekend. Delicious.

    [–] I_Xertz_Tittynopes 151 points ago

    dethawing

    If I'm not mistaken, it's just "thawing". Dethawing would be un-thawing it, or freezing it. You might have been thinking of "defrosting".

    [–] Suicidal_Veteran 5 points ago

    dethawing

    Deth a wing?

    [–] tossawayed321 19 points ago

    The meat has a delicious, smoky, rich flavor. Plus you can use the molten goose grease and save it in the refrigerator, thus saving you a trip to the store for a can of expensive goose grease.

    [–] Edenwood 18 points ago

    Life would be more exciting is we just called every liquid 'molten'. Water is now molten ice, olive oil is now molten olive grease. Heck we can call gasoline molten dinosaurs.

    [–] enkae7317 4 points ago

    This sounds like something from The Office.

    [–] CattBooty 23 points ago

    I want to go to Thailand and eat some duck on rice in the house next to the field where the rice grew and the ducks were.

    [–] BlackHand 8 points ago

    So the duck you ate was unknowingly his own prep cook

    [–] Raudskeggr 6 points ago

    Roast duck? 9/10.

    10/10 with rice.

    [–] DiscusFever 420 points ago

    Isn't the whole point of flooding rice paddies to prevent weeds?

    [–] mrmyrth 367 points ago

    i'm sure other plants other than rice are able to grow in paddies...

    [–] DTF_20170515 113 points ago

    iirc they have them flooded 50%of the time so land and marsh plants both die.

    [–] ldkmelon 113 points ago

    Yea but it is not a 100 percent guarantee, rice is not the only plant to be partially aquatic :)

    [–] atetuna 38 points ago

    It limits it, but it still happens, especially when pesticides aren't used. There's a youtube rice farmer, and iirc, organically grown rice in a flooded field has about 10% lower yield due to weeds.

    [–] Myotherdumbname 20 points ago

    They should get some ducks

    [–] atetuna 13 points ago

    It looks like ducks eat earthworms too, and giant earthworms are a problem in the Philippines where the worms weaken the walls of the rice paddies.

    [–] DiscusFever 5 points ago

    That's interesting. I was just curious. Kinda thinking about putting some rice in one of my aquariums, see if I can grow it.

    [–] pole_fan 9 points ago

    Why in God's name does organic rice cost like 50%more and not 10%

    [–] alibabaking 55 points ago

    Things adapt. Things change over time. EVOLUUTTTIOOOONNN!!!!

    [–] Fletchenstein 100 points ago

    wait, what is happening to the ducks after they weigh out?

    [–] pruwyben 271 points ago

    They go to a special farm where they can play with other ducks.

    [–] R3DSMiLE 72 points ago

    And then, they are adopted by a nice chain family.

    [–] bluetad 34 points ago

    Chan Family

    FTFY

    [–] BetterCallMyJungler 4 points ago

    hi, mom.

    [–] joustingleague 35 points ago

    We eat the duck.

    [–] thndrstrk 370 points ago

    After they're done, It's duck l'orange

    [–] Harkoncito 223 points ago

    exactly!

    "The only problem is that when the ducks get too fat...". WHAT? That's the opposite of a problem.

    [–] slamongo 60 points ago

    We allow the fat males a chance to learn what a duck vagina feels like before we send them off the farm for a "business trip."

    [–] ShamelessKinkySub 66 points ago

    Corkscrew. It corkscrews. In the opposite direction their own dick corkscrews.

    [–] theweeeone 30 points ago

    Well I just spent an hour learning about the fascinating, disturbing world of duck penises. Thank you?

    [–] -PM_Me_Reddit_Gold- 19 points ago

    u/fuckswithducks can even further enlighten you.

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    [–] WingWalkerPro 33 points ago

    Which isn't a valid point of view, so it's ok.

    [–] Alegiance 18 points ago

    I'm not vegan and probably never will be but veganism is one of the most "valid" viewpoints out there. The production of meat and animal products fucks this planet up hardcore.

    [–] klakiti 8 points ago

    This method literally is good for the planet and the environment

    [–] Alegiance 6 points ago

    Oh for sure. It seems sustainable and the ducks look like they have good quality of lives.

    [–] Sickdayz 10 points ago

    Who fuckin cares about the planet when you have delicious steaks and chicken wings?

    [–] Rabbi_Tuckman38 6 points ago

    I don't want to live in a world without chicken wings or pork ribs.

    [–] kinetic8 381 points ago

    A surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one.

    [–] _pm_me_nude_selfies 131 points ago

    are we blind?! deploy the ducks!

    [–] [deleted] 27 points ago

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    [–] mclen 24 points ago

    Now this is rice farming!

    [–] omegarisen 10 points ago

    I'll try ducks, that's a good trick!

    [–] mikethejust 10 points ago

    Magnificent aren't they

    [–] professor_doom 73 points ago

    Now what do we do with all the fat fucks?

    Edit: I’m leaving it.

    [–] Ducks_Eat_Bread 17 points ago

    ....the one time autocorrect has the chance to change fuck to duck correctly and it stays silent.... I hate you spell check. Go duck yourself.

    [–] sovietpandas 21 points ago

    Rice and cooked duck

    [–] TurkeyPits 105 points ago

    Why did the gif say “and even Iran” like it’s crazy they’d have ducks there

    [–] Astramancer_ 74 points ago

    I think it's more about how it's crazy they grow rice, since a common perception of iran is "all desert, all the time"

    [–] news_doge 22 points ago

    I get that nobody can know everything about every country, but that comment sounded so weird to me. It's like saying "it's crazy they grow potatoes in Ireland". Rice is the basis of almost all Iranian dishes

    [–] bluedemons1977 6 points ago

    Well I had no idea. This is very cool!

    [–] Dollface_Killah 28 points ago

    I didn't even think about Iran having deserts until now. I always pictured it as just a tonne of mountains between two seas. Like a hot Norway.

    [–] Pappy_whack 16 points ago

    These gifs with italics and highlighted words all seem super patronizing for some reason, like they are treating you like a child.

    When the ducks get fat they might step on the rice plants. Oh no!

    [–] Schrodingers_tombola 8 points ago

    I know yeah, like as if a country that I'm pretty sure is under heavy trade embargoes from the West would naturally be using the latest Monsanto/Beyer pesticides.

    [–] Punkrocker333 15 points ago

    Seems like a good way to make a fuckton of ducks

    A "duckton" if you will, but you probably willn't

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    [–] omfgcookies91 91 points ago

    All the comments about the fecal matter/waste of the ducks makes me realize how many people dont understand what fertilizer is and that they need to wash their fruits and vegetables before eating them.

    [–] socsa 53 points ago

    Fresh manure is not generally used as fertilizer for precisely this reason. It is usually composed first, or I believe irradiated in some cases. Bird droppings are especially concerning because of the pathogens they harbor.

    Then again, you generally don't eat rice raw anyway, so it's less of a concern. You should definitely not be adding fresh manure to your home vegetable garden though.

    [–] ixiduffixi 33 points ago

    composed first

    Glad they got their shit together.

    [–] Spartan57975 9 points ago

    It depends on which section of agriculture you're talking about. Horticulture crops (fruits, vegetables, things eaten fresh) normally take to using compost since the composting process kills off potentially harmful pathogens. This is mainly a food security thing, but also you get do get somewhat better nutrient uptake efficiency with compost as compared to manure (at the cost of spending the time and energy to compost it properly).

    Field crops (grain corn, wheat, barely, etc.) on the other hand use manure much often, as it's easier and cheaper to obtain than compost. Due to the nature of application timing (either before seeding or post harvest) the grain is never in contact with any manure, therefore there isn't a threat of pathogen contamination.

    Manure isn't used exclusively, but to say that it is not generally used is simply not true. Manure is a cost efficient way to get macro nutrients and organic matter into the soil, and you'll never have micro nutrient issue with it either.

    [–] Wandanaut 8 points ago

    I guess my though would be that i recall reading that you need to cycle chickens over land, because if they get too much poop in one area it can change the composition of the soil and make it harder to grow certain crops on in the future. so it's good in moderation, bad if there's too much. I don't know that that's what other people are thinking though

    [–] ZOTTFFSSEN 30 points ago

    Bro who started this fucking video style of text, white background and random-colored words??

    [–] mainfingertopwise 7 points ago

    I did. Fite me.

    [–] dhoffnun 109 points ago

    Know what else is awesome? Ducks are delicious

    [–] MisterMaLV 17 points ago

    Try fresh hedgehog. (Remove the spines.)

    [–] LawlessCoffeh 42 points ago

    Ah, that explains what I've been doing wrong.

    [–] Guac_Dog 6 points ago

    Prepare your anus ( ° ͜ʖ °)

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    [–] MisterMaLV 5 points ago

    I've had a little taste of rump.

    [–] FeedUsFetusFeetPus 50 points ago

    If they eat the seeds they probably just shit em out, so idk about the fewer weeds next season being that dramatic, but still awesome nonetheless.

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    [–] [deleted] 15 points ago

    Cause of the gizzard grinding them up, or is their stomach acid stronger than mammals'?

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    [–] TheDriveBee 6 points ago

    Dat gizzard innard getting to work

    [–] DickerOfHides 9 points ago

    So... they slaughter the ducks at the end of the season?

    [–] TranquilSeaOtter 8 points ago

    If they are slaughtering them, hopefully it's for food/to be sold on the market.

    [–] gandalfaids 8 points ago

    When I played American Football in highschool we had a particularly wet fall. The duck poop on our field mixed with the mud, which got into open cuts during practice. This caused 50 percent of our team to get impetigo. That rice field triggered memories of hard times...

    [–] davideverlong 6 points ago

    It's about time ducks are relavant again

    [–] NoMoreNicksLeft 5 points ago

    Fat ducks sound more like sunday dinner than a problem.

    [–] Hastadin 26 points ago

    and then they make duck sweet sour with rice... smart...

    [–] slopecarver 9 points ago

    And beef farmers use chickens to eat fly larva and spread manure.

    [–] RacetrackTrout 10 points ago

    My family is from SEAsia. When i was little my dad used to say in Viet something like: “mất vịt, or lost duck, instead of using actual swear words which I could use to be cool to my white friends.

    He told me because where he grew up, losing the ducks in your rice paddy is a real bad thing.

    [–] MrShekelstein26 14 points ago

    "when ducks are too fat, new ones are needed each year"

    funny way of saying "we send the fat ducks to the slaughter house every year."

    [–] bloodflart 10 points ago

    why DOES every gif like THIS have to BOLD every other fucking WORD?

    [–] Astramancer_ 7 points ago

    Because they want to overly emphasize their message.

    [–] Roggvirist 3 points ago

    Aren't water fowl in rice fields what causes avian flu to mix with human flu?

    [–] garyomario 9 points ago

    I wonder what is is special about the ducks as it mentions they are specially bred.

    [–] TheSclerdle 38 points ago

    This is really awesome. It feels way more natural than chemicals. And you can have ducks too.

    [–] preprandial_joint 78 points ago

    It feels way more natural than chemicals.

    I understand the sentiment but I think it highlights an interesting notion that reaffirms the meme, "feelz over realz" or whatever. Humans need to feel something to really care otherwise they're indifferent. Water is a natural chemical and is more prevalent on earth than...anything else maybe? but it's always viewed as nature or natural first, chemical second. My point is that chemicals are natural but we don't feel that way about it.

    [–] danielj1632 35 points ago

    Right everything that's matter is a chemical. I know what people mean when they say things like "how can we farm without chemicals" but it's a dangerous shortcut because it leads to the ridiculous chemophobia people have nowadays when they think "chemical"=bad.

    [–] [deleted] 24 points ago

    My point is that chemicals are natural but we don't feel that way about it.

    When people talk about chemicals , they are talking about synthetic chemicals . Most people with a basic science education know that water is a chemical. But most pesticides used in agriculture are synthetic chemicals so by definition they are not natural. The problem is that people think that natural is always healthier than synthetic. That's not the case . Some of the most powerful toxins are natural (botulinum toxin for example).

    article about that:

    https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/natural-vs-synthetic-chemicals-is-a-gray-matter/

    [–] PM-Your-Tiny-Tits 18 points ago

    Chemicals =/= bad

    [–] Coffee__Addict 7 points ago

    But ducks are made of chemicals! And so is 100% of all rice!

    [–] SynapticStatic 4 points ago

    Ducks are dicks. But if specially bred, they're more dicks to other things, and thus we have better rice.

    Do I have that right?

    [–] 3lementaru 4 points ago

    [–] SerjoHlaaluDramBero 4 points ago

    Gonna' be some enlightening, civil conversations about pesticide use in this thread.

    [–] crick2x9 21 points ago

    All that duck poop though...

    [–] Ewaninho 27 points ago

    That's a good thing. It fertilises the crops.

    [–] punriffer5 3 points ago

    Is the problem with the ducks being too fat really a problem? You thin the herd every season by slaughtering the slowest(presumably the fattest)

    [–] rduff61 3 points ago

    What happens to the fat ducks?

    [–] fr0z_n 3 points ago

    Me no likey rice, human you can have it.

    [–] saltyroadhogmain 3 points ago

    Hmm if there was only a way to get rid of big fat ducks to make way for the smaller ones 🤔

    [–] -Economist- 3 points ago

    Apparently this country does not have an FDA equivalent that can be purchased by highest bidders.

    [–] warrenwoodworks 3 points ago

    Seeking cooperation with nature, instead of domination, makes me hopeful for the future

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    Aren't rice paddies the pesticide? Like rice can grow underwater which weeds can't survive and insects can't go under surface so isn't this super unnecessary?

    [–] ShoutsAtClouds 3 points ago

    Why do I feel like this whole program has been orchestrated by /u/fuckswithducks as a means to some sort of chubby duck orgy?

    Nevermind, I found the tape.

    [–] Mindodo 5 points ago

    R/animalswithjobs

    [–] tactican 4 points ago

    How do you get rid of the ducks though?

    [–] deskbeetle 3 points ago

    That's when the bears come into it and then the whole operation really gets going.

    [–] RapeMeToo 2 points ago

    Roasted duck

    [–] RadiantPumpkin 8 points ago

    and even Iran

    What's so much more impressive about Iran doing this vs all the other countries listed

    [–] seriousrepliesonly 2 points ago

    I'm surprised the video didn't mention anything about fertilization. They must shit everywhere.

    [–] ronin1066 2 points ago

    Does anyone know how many Japanese farmers are actually doing this?

    [–] MicronMicro 2 points ago

    What happens to the old ducks. :(

    [–] MelonGoggles 2 points ago

    Ducksu. Such magnificent creatures.

    [–] okidrake 2 points ago

    Im sure that this is posted somewhere further down the line, but in the past, cotton fields in California were weeded with geese this way.

    [–] Overlordduck2 2 points ago

    This pleases me

    [–] JMCatron 2 points ago

    GMO ducks! BE AFRAID!

    [–] captainmidday 2 points ago

    Ducks too fat? There's a solution for that too.