Saturday, May 3, 2008

Food Crisis Dilemma

If Shakespeare is living in these times, his famous quote would no longer have been "To be or not to be, that is the question." Instead, it's more likely to sound "To eat or not to eat, that is the question."

Lately, there has been a series of reports bout the food shortages. Coupled with rising prices of fuel d prices of food are definitely skyrocketing. Can't remember who said this but some important dude in the UN has said "The days of cheap food are over". For a food lover like me, this is definitely not music to my ears.

This is the irony of it all. Should i eat as much as i can while food is still considerably cheap ? Or do i actually eating less to prepare myself for the impending crisis if the food becomes a luxury??? I ain't an anti-US guy or anything but somehow it seems like most problems do start bcoz of them. First the war on Iraq has definitely got sth to do with the rise in the petroleum prices. OPEC predicts it might actually hit $200 per barrel !!! Then there is the whole thing bout biofuels. Bcoz US started to emphasize more on crops that can be used to produce biofuel, traditional crops are being sidelined causing a shortage in food supply. Sigh...

Anyway... With a growing waistline and a rising prices in food, should i eat or should i not eat???

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