Lentil Scare

Today's New York Times has a story on India's ban on lentil exports and the impact this has had on the Asian Indian community in Jackson Heights, NY: "Trouble in Queens as Lentil Prices Rise" (registration required). When X and I visited my parents on Long Island over Labor Day Weekend, the lentil shortage was the talk of the Indian community. My cousin told my mother that the local Shoprite still had a good selection of lentils at great prices (she had already stocked up and then felt free to alert my mother).

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