Rice price will be going up, do you eat rice daily?

United States
December 16, 2009 7:09pm CST
I think this question is more suitable to ask people who come from Asian countries. Because their main staple is rice, and they might eat rice daily. I like to eat white rice too, and I would consider it as one of the healthiest meal. Due to many natural disaster on the recent years, such as hurricane, tornado, and insects raid. Many major rice exporting countries, such as India, Philippines, and Thailand lost many of their harvest this year. So, it will drive the price up expecting to be double this year. Hopefully, the situation will be better.
19 responses
@Hazelrose (2186)
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Hi cloriss123,Yes i do.My family used to eat rice in our every day meals.Here in the philippines rice is our principal food.That,s why most of the filipinos are very strong and healthy.Thanks,Good day!
• United States
17 Dec 09
but my question is what do you think of the situation with the price rising under the affect of natural disasters. Do you think that we should come up a solution to it. Because for many people, the demand will be low. what about in Philippines, is the rice price will be rising?
@xJaiiDK (164)
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Yes the price will go up if our supply drops. That's a basic to economics. usually after typhoons, floods, and drought hit us, higher rice price usually follows. There are some solutions our government do to prevent the effect worsen. Like, they import from other asian country for a lower cost.
@cholo23 (77)
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
We will hope for it...Life here in the Philippines is very tough, especially the poorest of the poor. They can't even buy rice to feed themselves! Hoping in 2010 that there will be some change, now that our next election is coming.
@xJaiiDK (164)
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Yes cholo. Lets just hope for the best. This coming 2010 elections, let us choose whoever is deserving and who we think will raise the country from this great deluge.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
12 Jan 10
I am from one of those countries who eat rice everyday. I am from India, southern most part of India. I feel unhappy or irritated if I miss rice one day. I don't think I can live without rice for more than a week. People usually replace rice with wheat, but it is not possible for everybody. Rice price is going up everyday, but we can't help. It is still one of the cheapest food available.
• China
18 Dec 09
Yes, clorissa, rice is our main staple. In another word, it's may the only food we eat everyday but don't bore us. It's really a big problem that rice price is raising all the time. Maybe we can eat flour food or other things, but it cannot last for long.
@ToniTsui (39)
18 Dec 09
not only rice ,but the other foodstuff price are going up , but we still have to eat for living as human nature .the living cost rise a lot in the recent years. I don't want to see the day comes when countries fight just for food
• United States
17 Dec 09
lol yeah, alot of people in different countries really dont eat rice on a daily basis! But I can definitely understand your concern even though I dont live in an Asian country. Because in America, I know we hate it when Milk prices go up, or gas prices because those are things that we largely rely on
@coolhaze (28)
17 Dec 09
Your correct sister. Im a Filipina, in a day we eat rice three times a day. We Filipino loves to eat rice even we have only a piece of meat or anything. But nowadays, a lot of calamities happen in our beloved country, i insists myself to have 2 meal on a day. lunch & dinner only. It will help my mother's budget plan and my diet too. hehehehehehe.....It's not necessary all the time you will eat you need rice, find any alternative (bread, cereal, etc...)
@smileonstar (4014)
• United States
17 Dec 09
HI, I eat rice all my life and I used to buy 50lbs bag of rice cost me around $20-$25 but now it is like $35 or so. If it is then I have to buy a few more for myself lolz...
@vandana7 (57187)
• India
17 Dec 09
Oh Clorissa, I too wish situation gets better. Personally, I prefer the chapatis. I eat a lot of vegetables. Rice seems bland, unless I get to eat some pickles along with it. But the major advantage as far as rice is concerned is I dont have to do much as far as cooking is concerned. I just wash it, and place the cooker on stove, and I can move around till the whistles come. Unlike this, for chapatis, I have to stand and roll, and it takes a real long time. Therefore, I prefer to cook rice, and eat chapatis. LOL. Pity, prices are going up. To top it all, we have some agitation going on here in India. If the State is split into two, you can see further drop in production for quite a few years because there would be no water reaching the farms. Pity people get lost in their own ego problems forgetting more serious issues. Inflation this is year in food has been almost 20 percent! That is ridiculously high!
• Poland
17 Dec 09
Yes asian ppl eat rice the most
@edu4625 (188)
• United States
17 Dec 09
I consider rice a diet staple for myself. It goes well with so many different dishes. This is not good news about the natural disasters effecting the rice crops. There will be a backlash in developed countries and un-developed countries. People in poorer countries will definitely suffer. Many Americans are struggling and would find it hard to dig in their pockets with the price of many other neccessities in this country rising. Poorer people who are barely surviving will definitely be unable to counter this problem. I also pray it will improve.
@tundeemma (896)
• South Africa
17 Dec 09
that's too bad , i don't think i can cope with that and i don't think i can be eating bread alone for my staple food, the hurricane and volcano will sure destroy so many crops aside rice, i just hope these countries will get over these disasters and move forward
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
of course because rice is our staple food here in phil.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
17 Dec 09
I am one of those peopel who eat rice dialy. I feel uncomfortabl or retless if I miss rice for one day. I can adjust with break or any other stuff for maximum a week, but I can't handle after that. I faced the situation when I my in laws came down to stay with us for a few days. They don't prefer rice. So, we had non-rice items and I couldn't take it after a point of time.
@ankush19 (156)
• India
17 Dec 09
hi.. i dont eat rice much often but yeah it will be dificult to tackle the increasing rates n its not only rice.the prices of almost everything is just increasing at such a rapid rate.i dont know how things will go on like this..
@umabharti (3976)
• India
17 Dec 09
Rice Rice Rice,the price is really getting to its peak .for 100 ruppees we can get either 3 kg or 2 and half when it is branded one.Ration cards are not issued newly.old ones are verified and cancelled .we cant even tell what we can eat with the prices hike.The south indians take mostly rice .What is the reason for this food scarcity who knows.Atta is also per kg 32.every thing is very costly.Water is the best thing i hope these days.
• China
17 Dec 09
Hi clorissa123 , to be honest , i came from China. my hometown located in the north of China. our main food is Wheat ,sometimes we also eat rice.but i really like rice as my daily food. it is delicious and nice. there are so many unfortunate disaster in my country ,the peice of rice will go up and almost all the goods will go up subsequently. As you hope,the situation will be better in the soon!
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Hi there, my family eat rice every meal. It is part of our meal routine. But due to increasing price of rice, we learn to alternate eating rice. Instead we eat noodles, other crops (like corn, ube, potatoes, and others), pastas, wheat, and other source of carbohydrates that is same as the rice.
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
speaking of rice, we are talking about food. if ever prices will again increase i think everyone will adjust. rice is the main food of the Philippines. so i think its impossible to surrender the craving for rice despite the circumstances.