Egyptians prepare for food, vegetable shortages in Cairo

ByJPOST.COM STAFF
January 31, 2011 06:26




As protests in Cairo and Egyptian cities rage into their sixth day, locals have begun stockpiling food - bread and vegetables - in preparations for what could become a food shortage, Arabic-language news daily Al-Arabiya reported. Food imports have been almost completely suspended.

Already, the available brown, whole flour used for common pita bread has become lacking. Bakers have resorted to producing mostly baguettes - made from white flour - a more expensive bread not affordable by many in Egypt. 70 percent of Egyptians live on subsidized bread.

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