Are we ready to deal with world food crisis?

  • 26 Aug 2008 11:43:08 GMT

    [If we could revert to the pre-1977 era]

    The writer of this article was certainly born in 1980s and now able to write this type of crap.

    He/She has not expereinced the hardships of that dark era. Lest you forget, during 1971-77, people spent long hours in front of corperative shops to buy bread (paan), rice, chilli, sugar, sarees, fabric, dry fish ,etc. etc.

    A lot of working people had to spend hours in lines from 2 am to 7 am to buy bread, eat and go to work. They missed buses and work. They had no proper cloths to wear.

    There were hal polla, miris polla, dry fish polla, etc.

    People became `walking skeletons`. over 80% of population suffered from malnutrition. People dies in thousands without food. It was like a huge famine.

    All this happend, while Sirima and her family and ministers enjoyed good food at subsidised prices from the parliamentary canteen.

    Anyone who had experienced what it is like 1971-77 would want to punish the writer or this article in the most harsh manner which I cannot even think of.

  • 26 Aug 2008 11:52:47 GMT


    long time no see....what`s really happening to UNP..?

  • 26 Aug 2008 11:59:33 GMT

    People could ease these hardships if we consentrate more on agriculture.Like growing whatever one could in their garden.There

    was a time when Late Dudley Senanayake promoted a Grow more Food

    Campaign in the early 70`s.We should grown what we can instead of

    depending on others.

    I can also remember the times that was Raigamakolla posted.It was

    terrible as we had to line up for bread for breaffast and then rush to school.

  • 26 Aug 2008 12:08:07 GMT

    Sri lanka still to come up with a system to preserve food and safe packing for transport and display.

    the percentage of losses during transport is 40%.

    Capacity of Food Storage is 5% depends on item base.

    Recycling of food is 0%.

  • 29 Aug 2008 04:21:52 GMT

    Put the crisis in the back burner and focus on ways & means to improve the Agriculture sector and increse of yields and productivity.

    Do not speak like idiots that we are ready with quotes of chinthanayas, get down to the nitty gritty things that need to overcome the country`s food shortage than being focused on world food crisis.

    Don`t forget SL had to get down rice from that flood ravaged Burma. They were able to provide as they had their priorities right on growing.

    Do not get that foot in the mouth.

  • 29 Aug 2008 04:33:58 GMT

    [Put the crisis in the back burner and focus on ways & means to improve the Agriculture sector and increse of yields and productivity]

    Very true.

  • 29 Aug 2008 10:06:22 GMT

    I doubt whether Australia is ready for food crisis. The grocery prices are sky rocketing. A loaf has gone up by 50 cents within last two months. (yeah..yeah...50 cents ...big deal...that`s 16% increase).

    Leave that...Sri Lankans are so lucky. Why? because whenever they feel like bringing food prices down. They can simply change the government to Ranil`s. Problemo Solved!!

  • 29 Aug 2008 10:14:47 GMT

    [If we could revert to the pre-1977 era and make use of our home gardens to grow fruits and vegetables for the family needs - that alone would be a great achievement in facing the world food crisis.]

    The point here is that, economically, the 70-77 period was recession-like. During a recession, people with access to arable land are better off.

    Then again, as Gomakolla say (I`m in agreement with him for the first time) no one prefers an artificially created recession.

    Damed has a point...but what do you mean by food recycling ...Eating Sh...t?