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    Exclamation Sam's Club restricts purchases of certain types of rice

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...7Vc&refer=home

    April 23 (Bloomberg) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s Sam's Club warehouse unit is restricting purchases of some types of rice to four bags a visit as prices reached a record in Chicago futures trading.
    The limits on jasmine, basmati and long-grain white rice, a response to ``recent supply and demand trends,'' will be put into effect in all U.S. stores where allowed by law and are effective immediately, Sam's Club spokeswoman Kristy Reed said today in an e-mailed statement. (much more at link)



    These types of rice are more specialized, I think, than our typical "white" rice...right?

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    Guess this was inevitable.
    Good thing my family doesn't eat much rice.

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    We never eat much rice because we try to stay away from simple carbs. We were thinking of stocking up on rice though just in case...

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    Sounds like a good idea Taximom.

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    Well, it WAS a good idea till the price went up! lol

    Gosh, if you can't live on rice when money is tight, what's left?! lol

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    4 bags a visit is ALOT though. The rice bags are huge that Sams sells. I used to go there and buy the basmati because one bag would last at least two months. We eat rice at least 2-3 times a week and thats for a family of 5.

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    About a week and a half ago we went to Costco to buy food, and couldn't believe it when we saw there was no rice. None. We asked if the rice had been moved or something. The clerk said that someone came in earlier that day and purchased all 211 bags of rice! That's a LOT of rice. It really p*ssed me off because we had to back the next day to get the rice and you know you can never go to Costco and buy only what you have on your list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...7Vc&refer=home

    April 23 (Bloomberg) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s Sam's Club warehouse unit is restricting purchases of some types of rice to four bags a visit as prices reached a record in Chicago futures trading.
    The limits on jasmine, basmati and long-grain white rice, a response to ``recent supply and demand trends,'' will be put into effect in all U.S. stores where allowed by law and are effective immediately, Sam's Club spokeswoman Kristy Reed said today in an e-mailed statement. (much more at link)



    These types of rice are more specialized, I think, than our typical "white" rice...right?
    Jasmine and long grain are typical "white" rice. Basmati, my favorite, is white rice as well, but a little different.

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    I eat alot of rice. I go through bags easily but I havent tried sams club yet.Im use to paying more for rice since I like lundberg's organic blends. It is cheaper to eat rice than other foods still, I use brown rice as the main part of my meal with veggies for stir fries and skip the meat. My average grocery bill for our family of three in the summer since we all go vegetarian for the most part then is around $70 and thats with organic juices, vegetables and fruits from walmart organics and from a local farmer. Im hoping it will be even cheaper this year by growing some of my own.

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    Humans weren't meant to eat too many carbohydrates. I don't understand what people are freaking out about.

    p.s. This probably could be merged with the "Food Rationing in America?" thread.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paladin View Post
    Humans weren't meant to eat too many carbohydrates. I don't understand what people are freaking out about.

    p.s. This probably could be merged with the "Food Rationing in America?" thread.
    Not true for everyone- Im actually skinnier because of being a vegetarian. I also have a very low cholesterol and no blood pressure problems. Each person can require a different type of diet to make them healthier. Avoiding animal products lets me eat as much as I want and not have to worry about weight. Some people do better on a omni diet and need the animal products (dairy, meat, poultry) but not everyone.

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    Are people freaking out? I think poor people that have used rice as an inexpensive filler (or even a staple) are probably not happy with the price going up and the amounts being limited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autumn2004 View Post
    Not true for everyone- Im actually skinnier because of being a vegetarian. I also have a very low cholesterol and no blood pressure problems. Each person can require a different type of diet to make them healthier. Avoiding animal products lets me eat as much as I want and not have to worry about weight. Some people do better on a omni diet and need the animal products (dairy, meat, poultry) but not everyone.
    Ah, but there's so much more to being a vegetarian than not eating meat. You obviously get your protein requirements from somewhere.

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    What is next to be rationed? Yesterday I went to the pump to get gasoline and the pump cut me off @ $75, I asked the woman running the store why and she told me that was all that was allowed at one time and all gasoline transactions were pay at the pump or pre-pay. I do not know if that is rationing or just protecting the store from drive off's- charge backs or all of the above.

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    Yes I do. Beans, nuts and very little soy. I stick with my protein and carbs for half my plate and half my plate of vegetables with a little fruit on the side and usually popcorn for my late night snack.

    I do take b12 too since it is needed. To me its worth it to balance it out to avoid all the health conditions. It does take much more effort on the balancing part than an omni diet which is why my daughter and husband are not full vegetarians since their diets dont have enough variety. You can be a junk food vegetarian if your not watching it, potato chips are a vegetarian food and they are definitely not healthy.

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