Tuesday, September 14, 2010

EGYPT -- Cairo: The return of queues in front of bakeries?


EGYPT -- Cairo: The return of queues in front of bakeries?
A situation reminiscent of spring 2008. A global rise in wheat prices led to a shortage that went on for weeks, leading to deadly riots between Egyptian police and a population pushed to the edge. The Egyptian government insists it has dealt with the crisis by finding alternative sources for wheat imports, such as France, Canada and the United States. But another sharp rise in global wheat prices could revive fears of trouble.