Friday, September 23, 2005

Dying for Corn?

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In 1992, a national emergency was declared in Zimbabwe becaus
e of a severe drought. Since then, the country has been suffering from famine. However, it appears that President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe believes that it's not the lack of food that is the problem - it's the lack of corn!

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, said in an interview with The Associated Press that his people are "very, very happy" though aid agencies report 4 million of 11.6 million face famine.

The problem is reliance on corn, he said during Friday's interview, "but it doesn't mean we haven't other things to eat: We have heaps of potatoes but people are not potato eaters ... they have rice but they're not as attracted (to that)."

So let me get this straight - The people of Zimbabwe would rather die of starvation than eat anything other than corn?!?
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