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Garlic price rockets in amid flu fears
Updated: 2009-11-26 06:41

Garlic price rockets in amid flu fears
Workers unload a truck stacked with sacks of garlic at an outdoor food market in Beijing November 25, 2009. The price of garlic in China has nearly quadrupled since March, propelled by its very pungence to rank ahead of gold and stocks as the country's best performing asset this year. The trigger for the bull run, according to Morgan Stanley economists, may have been the idea that the potent bulb can help ward of the H1N1 virus, popularly known as swine flu. [Agencies]

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