4/28/2008

How Bad Will It Get?



How is it that we have allowed things to get so bad that we can't even count on there being rice on the shelf at the grocery store? Obviously we, in America, are very fortunate and don't even need to have rice in order to sustain our people. Many countries are not so fortunate. What is a simple inconvenience for us is a real threat for many people throughout the world. Many rely on rice for much of their nutrition.

6 comments:

The Merry Widow said...

Our problems will REALLY start when the corn and wheat we depend on go down to a trickle in a few months.
Kind of reminds me of the 3rd horseman, the one with the balances.
Of course Deuteronomy 28 has a great deal to say about blessings and cursings, and we are looking more and more like the tail of the dog!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

Just Some Guy said...

I remember watching a gang of Indonesians cleaning up in the cargo holds after spending a hard days unloading sacks of rice onto lighters. They had all come aboard that day with a 'do-rag on their heads, but when they all left, each had a little bundle of rice in his hands...

Brooke said...

This country is unbelievably foolish. What other nation in history has burned its food wares for fuel?

nanc said...

just ask yourself two questions:

why do we import rice?

why do we export rice?

then know we are a leading producer in the rice industry - we know people who work for the lundbergs in californistan and they've reported this to be one of the best ever - here in arkansas, there is no want for rice.

something's rotten in d.c. and we're all being played for patsies. this is where i'd curse if i were a pottymouth!

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The Hermit said...

I wish I knew how it got this way.I've heard a lot of different opinions, and the truth is probably a mix of all of them. However it happened, "food shortage" is a frightening concept.

Michael said...

Here in Israel, food's not short, but prices are rising a bit.

Milk has gone up to 11 shekels (from 9.5), cheeses have gone up about 1 shekel per 100 grams, and basic breads are up to about 12 shekels per loaf. A kilo of rice, though, has had the biggest rise: up to 12.5 shekels, from 7.

A shekel is currently about 28 cents.