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Egyptians Running Out of Food

Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, gather around the national television building guarded by members of the Presidential guard in Cairo on January 28, 2011.
Khaled Desouki | AFP | Getty Images
Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, gather around the national television building guarded by members of the Presidential guard in Cairo on January 28, 2011.

Food stocks in Egypt are running dangerously low.

CNN is reporting:

"Many families in Egypt are fast running out of staples such as bread, beans and rice and are often unable or unwilling to shop for groceries."

The cause, according to the CNN article: "The unrest has paralyzed daily life in Egypt with many grocers closing shop and spotty food shipments."

A search through the English language Twitter feeds and blogs that purport to originate in Cairo would seem to indicate that food shortages—and spiking food prices—are on the uptick.

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