Rationing Rice

Thursday, April 24, 2008

This has been all over the news lately - but if 4 bags at a time is rationing - we're still fat Americans - fat Asian Americans:

In another sign the global food crisis is hitting North American consumers, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it is limiting sales of some kinds of rice at many Sam's Club warehouse-style stores in the United States due to "recent supply and demand trends."

Sam's Club customers can buy up to four bags of jasmine, basmati and other white long-grain rices, Wal-Mart said yesterday.
If we're dumb enough to run out of rice in the world, or make it so hard to get that rice no longer becomes a food staple, but rather an expensive item on the menu - I think we deserve to become extinct.