Rice crisis… April 25, 2008Posted by Matsu in News, News and politics.
The past week I have been alarmed by the increasing number of news reports and stories on the Internet that talk about the global shortages in grains (rice, corn, and wheat). The price of fuel certainly will not help this situation as more and more grain products (primarily corn) are used for bio-fuels instead of food products for human consumption.
I fear that this is just the tip of the iceberg as the shortages are expected to get a lot worse and fuel costs will continue to rise. It’s easy to predict that food riots will increase across the globe. Wealthy nations must do something to help alleviate this growing problem.