Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Rice Crisis

It is not just wheat. I was intrigued to read that the industrialization of Asia, and the accompanying neglect of agriculture, has played a large part in a crisis that may roll back much of the progress that industry has helped to bring. It is disquieting that the rapid industrialization in that region of the world has had unforeseen negative consequences there as well as the toll it has taken on American manufacturing and worldwide petroleum consumption.


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