Record rice crop and Thailand stockpile to curb global food inflation

The Economic Times (Aug. 8, 2012) | At a time when droughts are driving corn and soybeans to all-time highs, farmers are set to reap a record rice crop and Thailand is building the biggest stockpile in at least five decades, helping avoid a global food crisis. The largest exporting nation bought 11 million tonne as of July , enough to supply the six biggest importers, commerce ministry data show.