food-aid-usaid The distribution of food aid in Haiti is all screwed up and despite an attempt to implement a ration card strategy and avoid just dropping supplies out of a helicopter creating chaotic mobs below, the inevitable has happened: black market rice. The Christian Science Monitor reports:

Blocks from where US and UN soldiers distribute sacks of rice to Haitian women in earthquake-shattered Port-au-Prince, street vendors are openly selling rice by the cup from bags stamped with US flags.

In case you were wondering, the going rate for cups of rice from American and UN stamped food aids bags is about .55 each, which may seem like a bargain, but don’t forget about the water a pot to cook it in, not to mention the fire.