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Starches and protein are the largest caloric components of the western diet and WPI analyzes them all day long. Notably, the onion is one of the most important components in the Indian diet. Periodically, there is the risk of civil unrest due to production shortfalls of the vegetable. Consequently, when excessive rainfall this year caused a drop in onion production, the government banned the export of this Allium family member.  People in Bhutan also like onions, but they tend to import them from next door in India. Thus, the shortage and export ban in India has reverberated into a problem in Bhutan. The government in the nation’s capital Thimphu has the solution; it has ordered farmers to grow onions. This information did not c...

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