Parallel Universes, America and the World: Food And Fuel

Posted on April 12, 2008


The poorer countries of the world are running short on food, and paying dearly to get it. In America, we worry first about the rising price of oil ($110 a barrel), and the price of food is an afterthought.

“Food prices have shot up so far, so fast, that there are riots in the streets of many poor nations,” The Washington Post reports.

Prices have been soaring for wheat, corn, soybeans, and rice, and food inflation will continue. The impoverished people of countries from Haiti to Africa to the Philippines are facing a crisis.

“While many worry about filling their gas tanks, many others around the world are struggling to fill their stomachs.” — Robert Zoellick, President of the World Bank

The above is my nomination for quote of the week. — Bernie Hayden

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