China barely gets mentioned in world food reports despite being the biggest grain producer, but on Tuesday the United Nation’s food agency issued a special alert, warning that a dire winter drought is now threatening China’s wheat crops. And the world’s food security, The New York Time explains. Meanwhile, intense monsoon rains have destroyed at […]
Australia’s Epic Drought is Global Warning Circle of Blue Reports The grievous consequences of drought and global warming are more visible and dangerous in Australia than in any other industrialized nation.
INDIA — The bucolic portrayal of verdant, water-soaked rice paddies may be less benign than supposed. A new study reports that well water used to flood the paddies actually contains a high level of toxic inorganic arsenic.
AUSTRALIA –Australia’s failed rice crop — the country will export barely one-tenth of its usual average this year — has been blamed for contributing to global shortages and a more than doubling of the global rice price. But Sunrice chief executive Gary Helou says the accusation against Australia is “terribly ill-informed,” adding, “Australia is an […]