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In Depth (Against the Grain: The World Food Crisis / Rice) #925064

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 24, 2008
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Series on the world food situation introduced.

(Manila, Philippines: Ian Williams) The crisis in the Philippines over the price of rice examined; details given about farmers giving up their paddies due to soaring seed and fertilizer costs; scenes shown from the rice seed bank at the International Rice Research Institute. [Filipino Rosita DAANG† {thru translator} – says sometimes there is no food.] [World Food Program Stephen ANDERSON†- says hunger has put millions of people at risk.] [FARMER – says she will not plant rice any more.] [International Rice Research Institute Robert ZIEGLER†– notes the role of rice in maintaining food security, political security and economic growth and development.] [Farmer Diosdado IRANON†- worries the rice farmers will disappear.]

Williams, Brian;
Williams, Ian

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