CupofJoe points us to an article in the Washington Post that says retailers like Sam's Club and CostCo are beginning to limit the sale of wholesale size packs of rice possibly because of panic buying by restaurants and delicatessens concerned about the increasing impact of the food crisis. WP says:

The two biggest U.S. warehouse retail chains are limiting how much rice customers can buy because of what Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, called yesterday “recent supply and demand trends.”

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