People in Venezuela now have to use their fingerprints to get food. The move to biometric scanners has become a reality, even though the effort began a few years ago by President Nicholas Maduro. It is called the “Fingerprints for Food” program by the socialist government, as reported by the Miami Herald. With it, people can only get minimal goods, medicine and supplies from the state-owned grocery stores.

Maduro said fingerprinting was necessary to prevent hoarding and to keep price-controlled food from being resold for profit. Consumers must also show ID. For years, Venezuela has been short on food, which has been made worse from the global oil glut, since they depend heavily on oil revenue, along with other socialist, Latin American countries. READ MORE