Rice Wars - the Poor are Hungry
The price of rice increased 50% in two weeks at the beginning of April, 2008. People in Bangladesh, China, India, Thailand and the Philippines are affected. The World Bank has predicted that 33 countries around the world face social unrest due to instability in rice supplies and prices. Even in the US, the big warehouse stores like Costco Wholesale are restricting the amount of imported bulk rice that can be purchased to prevent hoarding. Domestic US rice remains widely available at affordable prices.
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