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Rice Shortage In Asia? Why We Should Have An Emergency Food Supply

Are we about to see a massive rice shortage in Asia?  Thailand and Vietnam, the two largest rice exporters in the world, are facing severe drought conditions that are severely threatening this year's rice crops and global rice supplies.  Rice is one of the key "staple foods" in eastern nations, so a serious disruption in the supply of rice could be a major problem.  Thankfully, many crops in the western world (such as wheat) are doing very well so far this year, so hopefully this potential rice shortage will not hurt too much, but it never hurts to put away some extra rice in your emergency food supply.  After all, you don't start preparing for a storm once it has already arrived.  You start preparing when you see the first storm clouds forming on the horizon.  (Read More.....)