Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Price of Rice: White Gold

Have you seen the recent news about rice? This whole situation about the price of rice is really tripping me out. I really like rice, but there are people out here now who will bust you in the head for a bag of rice. There are many stories in the blogosphere about this rice issue, but I want to share something that will make you smile and something that will make you think. I realize that there is more to this shortage and crisis than I know because I haven't examined it.

Update 4/30/08:
At first, I thought this outrage about rice was a bit humorous, but then I looked at the bigger picture. There is a food crisis in the world. It's not just in Africa or some other so called third world country, but the world. Then, there is the increase in fuel prices. As a result, there is an increase in crime and assault. The people are becoming restless, hungry, and desperate. They are beginning to feel the tension that is caused when the gap between the rich and the poor widens. It's going to become even more unbearable as coils unravel, split, and eventually snap.

Photo source: timeinc.net


All-Mi-T [Thought Crime] Rawdawgbuffalo said...

ytea man, thats why i buy it in 10 pound bags

Tha BossMack TopSoil said...

It's wild out here in Cali. A kicks it witha few Asian females from time to time, they tell me it's real right now for them. All they eat is rice. I got a really bad feeling about this Economy, Gas is over $4.00 a gallon out here, for regular. That alone is causing prices for everything to go up while wages remain the same.

Lyrically speaking said...

It is scary, I've heard and read about the rice shortage, so sad then on top of it all we have to deal with the hike on gas prices. I don't think it will get better with time, unfortunetly times are hard.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Stephen thanks for posting about real issues, you are the greatest. You are right the gap is widening, most importantly the rich are beginning to feel the pinch.

unwritten, I agree-it is a sign of the times(Bob James) as outlined in Revelations.

The rice crisis is an initiation for those who have never been on the receiving end of shortages. The so called "poor black man" have been living a life of shortages for time in memorial.

We need to pray for mercy.

neena maiya (guyana gyal) said...

I'm wondering...if we use less electricity, would the price go down? You know, the whole business demand influencing price.

I'm working on our garden, I'm not going to wait for shortages.

neena maiya (guyana gyal) said...

I mean, the whole business OF demand influencing price.

Anonymous said...

Signs of time... I went into the store the other day and the shelves were bare--- NO RICE. What's going on now is biblical prediction. It's a world crisis and the shortage of rice is happening on all levels and in all forms especially with the poor black man.

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Happy Phil said...

A recent report in Scientific American shows that a diet that is based on white rice leads to type II diabetes. http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=white-rice-raises-risk-of-type-2-di-2010-06-14

So, if someone steals your bag of white rice, did they just do you a favor?