March 25, 2008

recent food shortage items ..

china rice production - food shortages

Arroyo warned on rice crisis - Philippines
Ms Arroyo said there was no rice shortage “because that is a physical phenomenon where people line up on the streets to buy rice.” “Do you see lines today? ...
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From rice in Peru to miso in Japan, food prices are rising
Foster's Daily Democrat - Dover,NH,USA
But so are dramatic changes in the global economy, including higher oil prices, lower food reserves and growing consumer demand in China and India. ...
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New Limits to Growth
Wall Street Journal - USA
China's farmers need water because China needs food. Production of rice, wheat and corn topped out at 441.4 million tons in 1998 and hasn't hit that level ...
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Indonesia's Commodity Boom Is a Mixed Bag
Wall Street Journal - USA
The result: lower yields for food crops. On the outskirts of Jakarta, Ibnu Koeri, a rice farmer, is fretting the coming harvest won't produce enough to feed ...
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Melting glaciers will trigger food shortages
New Scientist (subscription) - UK
The Yangtze irrigates half of China's annual rice harvest. The warning echoes another issued earlier this month by a former agriculture minister of Pakistan ...
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