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Hummus Shortage Looms in Israel

It’s a crisis sure to rock Israel and devastate the quality of life for Jews and Arabs alike: a possible hummus shortage.

The past year’s scorching and drought-plagued weather has already taken a toll on fruit and vegetable crops in the Middle East. Prices for salad ingredients have skyrocketed and now there are signs that legumes may be affected as well, threatening the supply of the central item of Middle Eastern sustenance.

Hummus manufacturer Moshe Kauftell, CEO of Miki Delicatessen, has issued a dire warning regarding the upcoming shortages and is calling on the government to lower taxes on imported chickpeas: “in light of the local farmers’ inability to supply the food industry with the necessary produce, we are prevented from producing enough to satisfy market demands.”

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Hummus Shortage Looms in Israel

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