The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is restricting sales of rice at one of its chains - the latest sign of a global shortage of the staple food.
Sam's Club, Wal-Mart's cash-and-carry division, says customers can buy a maximum of four bags per visit.
The limit applies to jasmine, basmati and long grain white rice.
The international price of rice has risen by 68% this year and Wal-Mart said the restrictions were "due to recent supply and demand trends".
Here it is in the US... Food rationing. Whoodathought? In part due to our naive desire for real estate to always go "up up up!"