Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Food Wars

The Food Wars have begun.

But the local press has told us nothing.

Rice has doubled in cost in recent months and food riots have percolated in dozens of countries world-wide.

This is an alarming story and you should be aware if it.

Here is the NY Times coverage.


Anonymous said...

Rice is expensive? That may be so, but we need to keep our mad system of immigration rollin, rollin, rollin to ensure food scarcity and the destruction of our culture!

Anonymous said...

Part of the problem in many developing countries is their staple foods are heavily subsidized.
For example; bread in Egypt costs about two cents.
I lived in Libya in the fifties and can remember buying bread at that price.
That's the problem with subsidies, they can't be sustained for ever.