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India vegetarians hit by high lentil prices as Canada crop shrinks

DRY SPELL HITS DRY GOODS: Shipments of lentils to India are heading for an all-time high after a dry spell reduced its domestic output. That has boosted prices for all kinds of similar crops, including chickpeas and dried beans.


A YEAR after record deluges damaged the lentil crops in Canada, vegetarians across India are getting sticker shock for the legumes that they eat at almost every meal.

Stockpiles in Canada, the world's biggest exporter, are down by half from a year earlier, government data