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How China Will Eat Your Lunch (Forbes)

Submitted by on May 18, 2013 – 9:03 am

Global Trend – Chinese born in 2009 will consume 38 times more than those born in 1960, according to Boston Consulting Group’s estimates. That’s a lot of soybeans. In 1960, chicken and pork accounted for around 4% of daily caloric intake. But by 2020, they will account for 28%. The surge in demand for animal proteins is forcing China to become a net importer of chicken and pork. In a country with poor food standards, it means farmers are skimping on animal care to produce as much food as possible. It also means China will import more meat and that means food companies from Tyson to Brasil Foods will have to figure out ways to produce more from their livestock; livestock that’s already going to feed their own locals. … Read more

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