More Rice News

Monday, April 28, 2008

I know - I'm Asian American and I'm making another post on rice - but really, I can't help it - I do eat rice and I am concerned about the food crisis that is happening regardless of one of my previous posts (but I still believe it):

Poor Filipinos who are reeling from high food prices unseen since the 1970s will get some relief this week, when the Philippine government starts to distribute "rice passes" to the most impoverished families across the country, officials said Sunday.

The government has also set in motion an unprecedented relief program that would entail the distribution of cash subsidies amounting to about 1,400 pesos, or $33, a month to the poorest Filipino families.
Can't a brother just get a cup or two?