Vietnam Food Crisis Mothers Burden

June 14, 2011 - 5:14 AM
In this April 11, 2011 photo, Vo Thi Quan, 44, left, her husband Hanh, 46, top right, and their two daughters, Tuyen, right, and Trieu have dinner with rice, leafy green spinach fries, tofu and an omelet, which costs about 27,000 dong (US$1.32), at their home in Thuan Thanh, Long An province, Vietnam. As world food prices surge to the highest levels ever recorded due to a combination of production constraints and rising demand from expanding middle classes, many poor families teeter on the edge, and it is the mothers who often quietly bear the brunt. (AP Photo/Le Quang Nhat)