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tama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:26 AM
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Food Rationing Confronts Breadbasket of the World (USA)
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Rationing allready taking place:

"MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. Many parts of America, long considered the breadbasket of the world, are now confronting a once unthinkable phenomenon: food rationing. Major retailers in New York, in areas of New England, and on the West Coast are limiting purchases of flour, rice, and cooking oil as demand outstrips supply. There are also anecdotal reports that some consumers are hoarding grain stocks.

At a Costco Warehouse in Mountain View, Calif., yesterday, shoppers grew frustrated and occasionally uttered expletives as they searched in vain for the large sacks of rice they usually buy.

"Where's the rice?" an engineer from Palo Alto, Calif., Yajun Liu, said. "You should be able to buy something like rice. This is ridiculous."

The bustling store in the heart of Silicon Valley usually sells four or five varieties of rice to a clientele largely of Asian immigrants, but only about half a pallet of Indian-grown Basmati rice was left in stock. A 20-pound bag was selling for $15.99."

Also cooking oil!
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  -Food Rationing Confronts Breadbasket of the World (USA) tama  Apr-21-08 07:26 AM   #0 
  - maybe this has to do with delivery and fuel costs for trucking  newfie11   Apr-21-08 07:28 AM   #1 
  - It's the trucks...  ColbertWatcher   Apr-21-08 07:31 AM   #2 
  - In this image McCain's scar is on the wrong side of his face, or is it?  crikkett   Apr-21-08 11:46 AM   #21 
     - I think he has had operations on both cheeks. n/t  ColbertWatcher   Apr-21-08 09:11 PM   #39 
  - Might have something to do with the rice crop failure  HereSince1628   Apr-21-08 07:32 AM   #3 
  - Collapse of global market  tama   Apr-21-08 07:39 AM   #5 
  - This article explains a bit about the rice shortages:  Lars39   Apr-21-08 07:33 AM   #4 
  - deleted  Phred42   Apr-21-08 08:53 AM   #10 
  - Too bad it doesn't mention that 2007 was a record crop. n/t  Hannah Bell   Apr-21-08 02:53 PM   #30 
  - How do we have shortages in one part of the US and not another?  mainegreen   Apr-21-08 08:16 AM   #6 
  - That's how it goes  tama   Apr-21-08 08:29 AM   #7 
  - Depends on who you want to SHOCK.  Phred42   Apr-21-08 08:54 AM   #11 
     - I'm not convinced the New York Sun isn't manufacturing a crisis.  kineta   Apr-21-08 11:59 AM   #24 
  - Price of rice in California  Rancho_Milario   Apr-21-08 08:46 AM   #8 
  - Just think if you grow your own....  Rancho_Milario   Apr-21-08 08:50 AM   #9 
  - Good for you  tama   Apr-21-08 08:56 AM   #12 
  - That's one of the reasons I moved to the country a few years back  MadHound   Apr-21-08 09:26 AM   #13 
  - How Will Joe Sixpack React...  KharmaTrain   Apr-21-08 09:39 AM   #14 
  - I've always said...  LynzM   Apr-21-08 02:34 PM   #27 
  - As prices rise, supplies are actually being held back for higher profits.  WA98296   Apr-21-08 09:44 AM   #15 
  - Nice shock value, but this isn't even SORT OF rationing  Dreamer Tatum   Apr-21-08 09:59 AM   #16 
  - Well it is "sort of"  tama   Apr-21-08 10:28 AM   #17 
  - Bullshit. 2007 grain harvest was a record. The current price levels  Hannah Bell   Apr-21-08 02:58 PM   #31 
     - Focused attention  tama   Apr-21-08 03:10 PM   #32 
        - No, demand isn't growing faster than supply. Take a look  Hannah Bell   Apr-21-08 04:11 PM   #34 
           - Sure, let's look  tama   Apr-21-08 06:26 PM   #35 
              - And 2007 is a record, yes?  Hannah Bell   Apr-21-08 06:58 PM   #37 
                 - Now, please explain why, since 1986 was the peak of per  Hannah Bell   Apr-21-08 07:04 PM   #38 
                    - Also, please explain why spot prices for grain are lower than futures?  Hannah Bell   Apr-22-08 01:09 AM   #41 
  - of course it is  whopis01   Apr-21-08 10:46 AM   #18 
  - Then where's my government-issued ration booklet for a Nintendo Wii?  Dreamer Tatum   Apr-21-08 11:15 AM   #19 
     - No one was claiming that it was the government who was doing the rationing.  whopis01   Apr-21-08 11:48 AM   #22 
        - I think you're missing the point  Dreamer Tatum   Apr-21-08 12:49 PM   #26 
           - Local feed store is rationing chicks this spring.  uppityperson   Apr-21-08 06:36 PM   #36 
  - BREAKING NEWS! Local Costco Low On Rice!  kineta   Apr-21-08 12:16 PM   #25 
  - K&R  Orwellian_Ghost   Apr-21-08 11:20 AM   #20 
  - Is the New York Sun a reputable paper? I can't find any other news referrence to this  kineta   Apr-21-08 11:58 AM   #23 
  - The Sun is a Murdoch paper, & Fox is a Murdoch network.  Hannah Bell   Apr-21-08 02:52 PM   #29 
     - Aha! That explains why a google search only yielded other Fox News sources citing this.  kineta   Apr-21-08 03:48 PM   #33 
  - 2007 was a record rice harvest. "Shortages" appeared when other  Hannah Bell   Apr-21-08 02:49 PM   #28 
  - This is definitely the stupidous psyop yet.  OKthatsIT   Apr-21-08 09:17 PM   #40 

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