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"...when China starves within the next decade."?

China is facing an obesity problem, and meat consumption there is climbing rapidly.

Calories per capita (admittedly a global average which can hide a lot) have been climbing for decades and would have to fall substantially to return us to the 1980s level. I don't recall any mass starvation at the time that wasn't the result of a war or of thugs in government.

From a post at The Oil Drum, data courtesy of the FAO:

Note that cereal consumption is down, which tends to be a sign of wealth -- for example, only nearly starving peasants eat almost all-rice diets.

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by technopolitical on Fri Apr 11th, 2008 at 03:44:05 AM EST
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