Rice farmers in Indonesia plant rice seedlings using the "system of rice intensification." Courtesy of SRI International Network and Resources Center hide caption

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After coloring, styling and photographing the rice, chef and food stylist Caitlin Levin made coconut rice. "It taste the same," she says. Henry Hargreaves hide caption

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Rice farmers in Thailand, the world's leading rice exporter, harvest their crop in 2008. When the rice crisis hit, Thai government officials started talking about setting up a cartel of rice exporters, similar to OPEC. David Longstreath/AP hide caption

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