Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Did you notice rice prices?

Rice shortages due to production shortfalls this year have sent rice prices up 40 percent, something we in the United States have probably not noticed. But, it is a substantial hardship for those in the world, especially in Asia, who rely on rice as staple. As The Economic Times of India points out, the unexpected shortages show that “Asia’s ability to feed itself cannot be taken for granted."

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