CAIRO - Egypt has less than two months'
supply of imported wheat left in its stocks, ousted President
Mohamed Morsi's minister of supplies said, signalling that a
shortage is more acute than previously revealed.
Speaking to Reuters near midnight in a tent at a vigil where
thousands of Mursi's supporters are protesting against the
president's removal, former Minister of Supplies Bassem
Ouda said the state had just 500,000 tonnes of imported wheat
is the world's largest importer of wheat, half of
which it distributes to its 84 million people in the form of
heavily subsidised bread. The ousted government closely guarded
figures about its foreign grain stores even as a shortage of
cash halted its imports.