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(The Verge)   Not the Onion: insane deal on onions brings down Groupon in India   (theverge.com) divider line 22
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2013-09-10 10:13:47 AM  
i1.minus.com
 
2013-09-10 10:35:31 AM  
I may be premature here, but I nominate this for thread of the year!
 
2013-09-10 10:39:00 AM  
Oh, THATS what the smell is.
 
2013-09-10 10:40:44 AM  
Geez and I thought I was thrifty fighting through the crowds of old people, crazy bag ladies, and soccor moms at the annual produce sale to get a $5 bag of onions for $1.99.

It brought back my post traumatic stress disorder from Black Friday. I got smacked in the face with bag full of peppers. Never again.
 
2013-09-10 10:42:24 AM  
There is actually an onion shortage in India right now and prices are very high for what is used as a base in many dishes... Caused by too many geezers and their belts!
 
2013-09-10 10:59:19 AM  
About 10 years ago, I could get a 50# bag of large yellow onions at the Food Terminal in Cleveland for around $7. I have no idea what they are going for now, I would imagine the price has doubled.
 
2013-09-10 11:00:34 AM  

FarkerSnow: There is actually an onion shortage in India right now and prices are very high for what is used as a base in many dishes... Caused by too many geezers and their belts!


How the hell can there be an onion shortage. Besides potatoes,  I can't think of anything easier to grow,
 
2013-09-10 11:04:52 AM  
uber humper:
How the hell can there be an onion shortage. Besides potatoes,  I can't think of anything easier to grow

There is a high level of certainty and predictability when your diet is based on potatoes, I would assume. No risk of famine there.
 
2013-09-10 11:04:54 AM  
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/9/6/indian-onion-salesigna l sworseningeconomy.html

The real f--king reporting.  Give them the clicks.

uber humper: How the hell can there be an onion shortage. Besides potatoes, I can't think of anything easier to grow,


from the article above, not tfa

much of the population uses the vegetable in almost every meal.

There's a lot of people in India, and a lot of onions eaten, and I have a *spacious* backyard and don't grow 365 of 'em each year.
 
2013-09-10 11:07:18 AM  
I would hate to see what happens if they have a deal on limes!

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2013-09-10 11:08:58 AM  
Not enough onions at the Dehli, who knew?
 
2013-09-10 11:12:07 AM  

Pick: About 10 years ago, I could get a 50# bag of large yellow onions at the Food Terminal in Cleveland for around $7. I have no idea what they are going for now, I would imagine the price has doubled.


There's been about 27% inflation since 2003 (based on CPI)

http://www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm
 
2013-09-10 11:12:30 AM  

TinyFist: uber humper:
How the hell can there be an onion shortage. Besides potatoes,  I can't think of anything easier to grow

There is a high level of certainty and predictability when your diet is based on potatoes, I would assume. No risk of famine there.


Well played old chap.
 
2013-09-10 11:14:34 AM  

uber humper: FarkerSnow: There is actually an onion shortage in India right now and prices are very high for what is used as a base in many dishes... Caused by too many geezers and their belts!

How the hell can there be an onion shortage. Besides potatoes,  I can't think of anything easier to grow,


Asked myself the same question when NPR covered the story.  Onion "famine?"  Nope.  Not analogous with that old crisis in Ireland.

20 million people show up to jump in a river?  That may be a clue to this mystery.
 
2013-09-10 11:14:35 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: There's a lot of people in India, and a lot of onions eaten


is that why they smell like that?
 
2013-09-10 11:15:11 AM  

TinyFist: uber humper:
How the hell can there be an onion shortage. Besides potatoes,  I can't think of anything easier to grow

There is a high level of certainty and predictability when your diet is based on potatoes, I would assume. No risk of famine there.


I get your reference but have you ever grown potatoes or onions? Short of disease, you plant and forget and they grow pretty much anywhere.  If you don't harvest, they'll comeback the next year.
 
2013-09-10 11:21:57 AM  

jaybeezey: Not enough onions at the Dehli, who knew?


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2013-09-10 11:22:09 AM  

Pick: About 10 years ago, I could get a 50# bag of large yellow onions at the Food Terminal in Cleveland for around $7. I have no idea what they are going for now, I would imagine the price has doubled.


Step 1: Go to Food Terminal in Cleveland.
Step 2: Buy shipping containers full of onions at $14/ 50# bag
Step 3: Something, somehow to India
Step 4: Profit!
 
2013-09-10 11:23:20 AM  
Must be a hot summer. I know a lot of indians, and several have told me that people in India eat raw onions to stay cool. Apparently, eating raw onions helps keep your core body temp stable. Of course, the smell of BO, curry, and raw onions together does not make me want to visit India in the summer.
 
2013-09-10 11:25:20 AM  

endmile: he smell of BO, curry, and raw onions together does not make me want to visit India in the summer.


You forgot the cows.
 
2013-09-10 12:17:49 PM  

uber humper: TinyFist: uber humper:
How the hell can there be an onion shortage. Besides potatoes,  I can't think of anything easier to grow

There is a high level of certainty and predictability when your diet is based on potatoes, I would assume. No risk of famine there.

I get your reference but have you ever grown potatoes or onions? Short of disease, you plant and forget and they grow pretty much anywhere.  If you don't harvest, they'll comeback the next year.


Yeah, you forgot pests.  We had slugs attack the f--k out of our onions/shallots/garlic this year.  Managed to hold off most of 'em so we could still harvest, but it was stupidly impressive.  There are other pests too.  We did potatoes last year and had the opposite weather (dry as hell, barely had to water this year - hence, slugs everywhere whereas they were manageable last year).  Anyway, got a stupidly small potato harvest for the effort, so we didn't bother this year.
 
2013-09-10 12:53:39 PM  

uber humper: FarkerSnow: There is actually an onion shortage in India right now and prices are very high for what is used as a base in many dishes... Caused by too many geezers and their belts!

How the hell can there be an onion shortage. Besides potatoes,  I can't think of anything easier to grow,


Global onion shortage - prices in India have gone up 400%
 
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