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Demand, drought drive up almond prices

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Though criticised for being a water-thirsty crop grown mostly in California, almonds are more popular than ever.

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THE almond is having its moment. Though criticised for being a water-thirsty crop grown mostly in California, almonds are more popular than ever. And spreads made from the tree nut are increasingly supplanting peanut butter in US lunch boxes and pantries. Americans are eating...

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