Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Philippines aspires to eliminate rice imports this year!

According to this report, the Philippines will reduce rice imports to ZERO this year...
Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- The Philippines will no longer import rice this year even after recent typhoons that damaged crops, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said in Manila today, after a meeting of the National Food Authority council.

The import plan for next year will be discussed in November once an audit of the damaged crops and likely harvest for the remainder of 2011 have been completed, Alcala said.

Re-visit our featured video short on the Rice Crisis of 2008 here!

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