Why I’m worried about the price of rice

This isn’t my usual subject matter but the article is worrying so I thought I’d draw it to your attention.

“The price of rice, a staple in the diets of nearly half the world’s population, has almost doubled on international markets in the last three months. That has pinched the budgets of millions of poor Asians and raised fears of civil unrest.”

Full story. <link>

Maslow’s Hierachy of Needs clearly kicks in.

I’m a fan of this 1943 theory. Here’s the detail from wikipedia. <link>

hierarchy.jpg

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