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Corn import for chicken feed surges as more Indians start eating meat

India's growing population, rising disposable incomes and changing food habits are boosting the consumption of non-vegetarian food, according to CLFMA

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India’s growing affluence is seeing its population turn more carnivorous, leading the country with the world’s highest number of vegetarians to import more corn for chicken feed than ever before.

Corn purchases by Asia’s second-biggest grower are set to climb to a record 1 million tons in the year starting in November, said Jaison John, general manager for procurement at Suguna Foods Pvt., a top poultry producer in India. Most supplies are likely to come from Myanmar and Ukraine, he said.

India’s growing population, rising disposable incomes and changing food habits are boosting the consumption of non-vegetarian food, according to CLFMA, an

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First Published: Jul 29 2019 | 3:45 PM IST

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