Wednesday, April 23, 2008


As prices start climbing higher and higher in all aspects of our daily lives it seems to have the biggest impact on the basics. As I mentioned yesterday there is not any "one" thing to blame.
Reuters reports on this :

UPDATE 2-Wal-Mart's Sam's Club limiting rice purchases

The news came as rice prices surged, with U.S. rice futures hitting an all-time
high Wednesday on worries about supply shortages.

On Tuesday, Costco Wholesale Corp (COST.O: Quote, Profile, Research), the largest U.S. warehouse club operator, said it has seen increased demand for items like rice and flour as customers, worried about global food shortages and rising prices, stock up.

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Being the main shopper in my home for the groceries and the basics needed, I do see the rise in cost of the basic necessities rising daily. That is a concern of mine butI am not jumping to the extreme by believing we are going to have major shortages and have to worry about having food on the table. I am not running to the local Sam's Club to stock up and I do not have a stock pile at home. I believe this is just a extremist thing and that people are panicking for no reason. CA is the largest supplier of rice for the nation(and world) and maybe I am not well informed but I am not hearing this as an issue here.

If you have more info on this or would like to share your thoughts, Mrs Media Matters is waiting to hear from you.