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China emerges as global consumer

China has overtaken the US in the consumption of basic agricultural and industrial goods, a survey has found.

With a booming economy and 1.3bn people, it is now the world’s largest consumer of grain, meat, coal and steel, said the Earth Policy Institute.

But China’s insatiable demands are putting ever more pressure on the country’s natural resources.

China emerges as global consumer

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