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Bonnie Triyana: ‘Selling’ history

  • Dicky Christanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, September 4 2012 | 05:00 am

PREMIUM A scene from a famous TV action drama shows a group of robbers having dinner with cassava in the middle of a jungle on their way out of a burned village located near Mt. Merapi, Central Java, around 12 AD.

It’s a natural scene, except for one thing.

“Cassava was first brought here from the Caribbean in 19 AD. There wouldn’t have been any cassava around before that time,” sai...