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Wanderlust: Macau

By Mac Malikowski | February 13, 2013

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Describing Macau is one of the more challenging things to put into words. As a former Portuguese colony, it looks a little bit like Europe, but as a Special Administrative Region of China, with about 50,000 Macanese per square mile, it definitely functions more like the Asian metropolis that it is. Read More

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Flooding in South East Asia Will Reduce the World’s Rice Supply

By admin | November 4, 2011

Photo: Mark Robertson

Photo: Mark Robertson

By: Dylan Rodgers

One of the most influential foods in human history is also one of the smallest: rice.  Due to recent flooding in South East Asia their most important economic and nutritional element is threatened.  An estimated 12.5 percent of farmland in Thailand has been damaged, along with 6 percent in the Philippines, 12 percent in Cambodia, and 7.5 percent in Laos.

To put these numbers into perspective, in 2007 Thailand produced some 30 million tons of rice.  If they were going to harvest roughly the same amount this year, they will have possibly lost 3,360,000 tons of rice.  That is a huge number considering the average person eats roughly 300 pounds of rice a year.

But for these countries, this isn’t simply a food shortage; it’s a huge economic loss as well.  Read More

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