Food Buzz

Because maybe you do care what I had for lunch...

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The price of rice in China

As prices for grains soar riots are breaking out over the globe. Economist Paul Krugman examined this crisis yesterday in the Times:

Grains Gone Wild

Prosperity is exacerbating poverty. There are a few things you can do. Make a donation to the UN World Food Program. Also, contact your local politicians and urge them to stop pushing biofuels. I know, you thought biofuels were good, right? Me too. But it turns out corn ethanol is about as green as oil -- and it's contributing to high food prices.

1 comment:

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

Yeah, biofuels are not proving to be the solution everyone keeps hoping they will be. Now hydrogen... There's a solution we should all get behind so the rest of us can get back to enjoying succulent summer corn for less than $2/ear.