Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Looming world food crisis update

Two of my earlier speculations about the rice shortage in Asia have been echoed by the news media in recent days.
  • A recent Newsweek article suggests the world is one bad storm or drought away from a food catastrophe.
  • The WSJ quotes Good Friends aid agency which says North Korea has severely cut food rations in Pyongyang, "home to the country's most well-off and loyal citizens."

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