• http://www.globalpost.com, Priyanka Boghani
Thailand's recent political upheaval — from Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's ouster, to the imposition of martial law, to the coup — has been a long time coming.
One seemingly harmless thing that contributed to the turmoil? Rice.
As Senior Correspondent Patrick Winn wrote in February:
“It’s unwise to anger people of the fields,” said Phanom Jaichum, a 63-year-old rice farmer from Kanchanaburi, a Thai province on Myanmar’s border. “There are a lot of us. Enough to determine who gets elected and who doesn’t. They shouldn’t make us upset.”
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