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Posted Thu Jan 22 2009: from University of Leeds, via EurekAlert:
Industrialization of China increases fragility of global food supply
Global grain markets are facing [a] breaking point according to new research by the University of Leeds into the agricultural stability of China. Experts predict that if China's recent urbanisation trends continue, and the country imports just 5 percent more of its grain, the entire world's grain export would be swallowed whole. The knock-on effect on the food supply -- and on prices -- to developing nations could be huge.
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