Friday, August 17, 2007

Article: Bosnia's Bread Crisis

Article on the drought that destroyed 40% of Bosnian crops and the obviously detrimental economic and social ramifications.

6 comments:

Owen said...

There's going to be a general problem in Europe this year with food prices rising and shortages. While Southern Europe has had the drought, in Northern Europe we've had rain and flooding, and on top of that there's been a big rise in demand from China. A lot of the potato crop here seems to have rotted in the wet soil and the wheat and barley was beaten to the ground by some of the heavy rains.

Shaina said...

Thanks Owen for the information.
I wasn't aware of the problem throughout Europe, and I was a bit alarmed and concerned when I read the article. Hopefully the reality won't be as dire as the predictions.

Owen said...

It's obviously going to be a bigger problem for poorer countries like Bosnia than for countries like the UK where in fact for quite a long time we've enjoyed relatively very low food prices.

Srebrenica Genocide Blog Editor said...

Bosnia imports most products from the rest of the Europe, so I don't think wheat problem should endanger anybody. It's just that this is a general problem all over the World. The fingerpointing this way goes to Global Warming.

Just take a look at how warm Arctic region really is. The other day, it was 11 C. If anybody thinks that anything over 0 C is normal for Arctic, good luck.

And the Arctic ice is shrinking. At this rate, a complete melting of Arctic sea ice could happen by 2030 - far sooner than expected. Read here:
http://origin.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_6659209

Srebrenica Genocide Blog Editor said...

The Long Shadow of Bosnia's Genocide

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/editorialcommentary/story/F08C50E4EC1D85F18625732F000DB4BD?OpenDocument

Srebrenica Genocide Blog Editor said...

Damn blogspot, all long links never show up properly.

Here is a shortened version of the above link, read it here:

http://tinyurl.com/3yyhlb