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Rising Food Prices...

Costco Rationing Rice Sales,
Sales of Spam On The Rise As Consumers Turn to Cheaper Food Sources,
Sales of Big Trucks and SUVs Plummet Due To High Gas Costs.

Those are just some of the recent headlines.

I know it seems we’ve got it tough, but there are those that have it even tougher. As the world food prices rise, it’s the third world citizens that will feel it hardest in their tummy.

Please take 10 minutes to help them by improving your vocabulary through The Free Rice Game. It is set up through UN World Food Program and played by selecting the definition to a word. For every correct answer they will donate 20 grains of rice.

Best way to forget our troubles is to help those less fortunate. I promise not to post nor watch any movie trailers for a week and play the Rice Game for 15 mins/day.
‘Think globaly, act locally’.

Cheers to your physical and financial health,

TKO - Vocab Level 27

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I know it seems we’ve got it tough, but there are those that have it even tougher. As the world food prices rise, it’s the third world citizens that will feel it hardest in their tummy.
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That might be true, but I just want to point out that there are exceptions to this. China subsidizes their gasoline so that as of today it only costs $2.45/gal for Chinese to fill up. The Chinese gov’t also holds down domestic food and commodity prices. Keep in mind it’s still a communist country.

Now if we’re talking about Africa here, that’s a different story…

Fun game, and for a good cause :slight_smile: I’ll try to “waste” my time like this more in the future. I got up to 1000 grains, and vocab level 40.

  1. Some of those definitions are horrid.

400 grains of rice…

How many spicy tuna rolls is that?

I would like to donate .9 bananas.

[quote]TKOWKD1 wrote:
Costco Rationing Rice Sales,
Sales of Spam On The Rise As Consumers Turn to Cheaper Food Sources,
Sales of Big Trucks and SUVs Plummet Due To High Gas Costs.

Those are just some of the recent headlines.

I know it seems we’ve got it tough, but there are those that have it even tougher. As the world food prices rise, it’s the third world citizens that will feel it hardest in their tummy.

Please take 10 minutes to help them by improving your vocabulary through The Free Rice Game. It is set up through UN World Food Program and played by selecting the definition to a word. For every correct answer they will donate 20 grains of rice.

Best way to forget our troubles is to help those less fortunate. I promise not to post nor watch any movie trailers for a week and play the Rice Game for 15 mins/day.
‘Think globaly, act locally’.

Cheers to your physical and financial health,

TKO - Vocab Level 27

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So, if we get a certain number wrong, are they gonna repo some guy’s tub of rice?

“Sorry, starving man, too-rich white guy in America super-stupid, not no definition of “pang,” you no eat today. Maybe we donate tomorrow. So sorry.”

I know, how strange is that?


Yummy?

Think that was a waste of time? Good, please go feed some hungry people now. ‘Think with your penis, give with your heart.’

Over 37 billion grains donated to date.