Rice prices soar. - 12 Mar 2008  
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At the end of February this year, rice reached US$500 per ton in Thailand. A year ago, the price of rice was US$325 per ton. The rise is consistent with price increases for all grains as climate change and demand for biofuels sends commodity prices rapidly elevating.

Andrew Speedy, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s Vietnam representative said: “It’s a global issue. All cereal prices are going up. This is quite serious. It’s hurting everybody, especially the poor.” We pray that food resources can be distributed so that all have easy access to basic food staples. With God’s grace and mercy, may we find the ways to mitigate the effects of global warming, and live in a world of abundance.