16 April 2008


If I am to believe the news, then we are on the way to a global food crisis. Food is getting scarce in countries like India and Egypt. It is such a sensitive issue that food protests have been present in countries like Indonesia and Haiti. Of course, the deepening rice crisis even in rice-producing countries as the Philippines has got us worried for family and friends. The difficulties are not only felt in these countries but also in some developed countries as in Great Britain. Brunei is at the moment spared of these troubles because of the subsidies on staple food especially rice.

A large percentage of household incomes goes to food purchase. So, if and when we experience the high cost of eating – time to be austere. Don’t waste food. Do all the right things – grow fruits and veges if possible; try preservation – they go a long way.