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India bans wheat exports amid soaring global prices

By Gerry Shih, Niha Masih

14 May 2022 · 3 min read

After Russia invaded Ukraine - two countries that together accounted for nearly a third of the world's wheat supply - and sent food prices to record highs, India was supposed to step in to fill the void. Not anymore.

The world's second-largest wheat producer on Friday banned exports of the grain amid its own food security concerns, potentially exacerbating the steep rise in global food prices that is affecting billions of people and threatening food security around the world.

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