Onion shortage threatens a new chapter in world food crisis

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The Economic Times warns, "Onion shortage threatens a new chapter in world food crisis.

"The costs of wheat and grains have fallen in recent months, easing concern over access to some staples. But a combination of factors is now shaking up the vegetable market, the backbone of a healthy, sustainable diet. And at the sharp end of that is the humble onion.

"Prices are soaring, fueling inflation and prompting countries to take action to secure supplies. Morocco and Turkey have halted some exports, as has Kazakhstan. The Philippines has ordered an investigation into cartels."

Learn more about the worldwide food crisis and onion shortage.

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