Thursday, April 24, 2008

Rice vs Grapes- Poor vs Rich

Australian drought has global impact;
Australia is among the top five rice exporters in the world, providing the food staple to millions of people.

Farmers in NSW and Victoria are in the final stages of harvesting the smallest rice crop in 80 years.

In a good year Australia exports more than 600,000 tonnes of rice, but since 2002 exports have been lower.

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