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Somewhat cynically, I doubt that you will have much success. This has to come from the Thais themselves a nd that means that you would have to educate 66 million Thais to change their eating habits.

I do rather object to your excluding the general population from your project, good luck anyway.

I can't even change my family's eating habits, let alone those of others.

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If you go to your local gardening shop, you will find loads of suitable food for monks, it is extremely cheap too. You can buy it in large sacks, usually 50kg at a time. Look out for the numbering system, they mark it on the outside of the bags, usually something like 15-15-15, or 0-0-46.

This lets you know the Fibre content, vitamin C and Protein levels. The vegetarian monks prefer 20-20-0, i.e. 20% Fibre, 20% Vitamin C and 0% Meat product.

 

Good luck.

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There is actually a program about this running already, I have read several stories about this in the news .....unfortunately in the unquoteable and unlinkable  paper, so you will have to search for it yourself. 

I am sure Mr Google will help you if you type in “improve monk diet in Thailand”. 

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we just had some monks out to the house to chant for my wife's '100 day death anniversary' ceremony and judging by the spread laid out for them afterwards they eat well...their wat is out in the village where my wife grew up and judging by the number of funerals that I've attended locally they do quite well...me and the mother in law together had to distribute the rice in ceremonial silver bowls, etc...

 

but I havta admit that a couple of them didn't look well...I wonder if the food revived them...

 

 

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If they want to avoid diabetes they should adopt a more active lifestyle as opposed to their pseudo symbiotic parasitic existence

 

1 hour ago, Formaleins said:

The vegetarian monks prefer 20-20-0, i.e. 20% Fibre, 20% Vitamin C and 0% Meat product.

 20% vitamin C?

You knowledge of nutrition is about as good as mine is of the female mind

I think 20% of recommended daily intake per serving would be nearer the mark

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If any successful family mart and 7/11 will sell it 2 weeks after.

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On 9/16/2018 at 7:20 PM, ReMarKable said:

I wouldn't give a monk a satong. The last time my wife went to the local wat with traditional Thai food the monk told her next time to bring food from McDonald's.  Most of the time I see monks watching TV while the old ladies they hire clean the temple.  They are, in my opinion, at minimum worthless and at most, criminals and not worth your or my consideration.

Wow, wow, is that really true? They did ask for McDonald's? Little arse hole I must say.

There are good and bad temples in Thailand. Like some churches where the priests like to touch the penis of young kids. Same in thailand after all we are just human beings easily fall for temptations.

I read a good book written by a forest monk (translated from thai to english). He mentioned he was travelling with fellow monks near Laos when they saw young local girls(15 to 18) bathing in the river. He was so overwhelmed by his sexual desire that for the whole day he couldn't do any meditation the thoughts of those ladies came back to him over and over during his meditation...And he had to stand up and walked about even then he said he penis was sticking up and it was obvious because of the bulge on the robe. He was worried someone might see him in such condition. In thai he wrote: "Kamathan Tek" (meditation broken into pieces like a piece of glass. )

This author was one of the early monks who fought against the order of the Buddhist Council in Bangkok , the council back by civil servants with agenda tried to control them.

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On 9/16/2018 at 2:03 PM, MikeN said:

There is actually a program about this running already, I have read several stories about this in the news .....unfortunately in the unquoteable and unlinkable  paper, so you will have to search for it yourself. 

I am sure Mr Google will help you if you type in “improve monk diet in Thailand”. 

Good of you to inform me of this. I google and found that there were some attempts in the early years to improve the quality of foods offered to monks apparently they failed miserably to say the least.

There is a guy on youtube (can't recall his name) who said the world governments had agreed to a depopulation plan and if people died of obesity or high blood pressure, heart attack is ok. So governments will approve all kinds of chemical added to foods, (e.g. like aspartame) and they will just let them die.

Now it seems to me he is right.

Just show me any foods in 7/11 that have no chemicals added I will give you US$100

 

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