Food Rationing Confronts Breadbasket of the World By JOSH GERSTEIN Staff Reporter of the Sun April 21, 2008 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. http://www2.nysun.com/article/74994 Hey, but let's continue to pay farmers to grow grain for biofuel, and pretend we don't have oil available to us.