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Dearth of high-protein wheat sparking record premiums

July spring wheat futures have climbed 9.5 per cent this year to US$5.89 a bushel on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange.


FOOD aficionados may be scrambling for ingredients that are gluten free, but in the wheat market, traders can't get enough of the stuff.

Gluten is the element that gives dough its strength and stretch - making it a key component in bagels, pizza crust and speciality breads...

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