A striking farmer stops a line of  trucks carrying rice for export in Gualeguaychu, Argentina, June 19, 2008. Ten trucks carrying enough rice to feed 3 million people in one day sat stranded on the side of the road- casualties of a 100-day-long farm strike that's paralyzed this country's giant grain industry.
A striking farmer stops a line of trucks carrying rice for export in Gualeguaychu, Argentina, June 19, 2008. Ten trucks carrying enough rice to feed 3 million people in one day sat stranded on the side of the road- casualties of a 100-day-long farm strike that's paralyzed this country's giant grain industry. Diego Giudice / MCT
A striking farmer stops a line of trucks carrying rice for export in Gualeguaychu, Argentina, June 19, 2008. Ten trucks carrying enough rice to feed 3 million people in one day sat stranded on the side of the road- casualties of a 100-day-long farm strike that's paralyzed this country's giant grain industry. Diego Giudice / MCT

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June 19, 2008 4:00 PM

As food demand soars, S. American production jumps, but with risks

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