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Re: OT: Free Rice (was Vivitne haec tabella?)

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Thursday, February 7, 2008, 15:57
>Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...> wrote:
>Nice thought, but I would like to make two changes: substitute wheat >for rice, as wheat doesn't damage the atmosphere so much.
Unfortunately, it is out of our hands. This is a program of the UN World Food Program. Already over 2 billion grains of rice have been donated to the poor in east & southeast Asia, the target area. As I understand it, leaders of the prosperous nations met in California to determine quotas for each nation. They are to provide their quota within a specified time. Five nations, including Sweden, have already reached their quota, even though the words are English words. As usual, the USA is dragging its heels. We still haven't set a schedule for reaching our quota. I guess our leaders don't think there are enough Americans who can get the answers right! I wonder who counts the grains? :-) Charlie