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Looking behind the global food crisis
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They are neither food writers nor reporters covering the agricultural sector.

But many say they are particularly interested in how people in other countries eat.

Reports from the Western media on the global food situation, of developing countries not "eating responsibly", have been raising the ire of Chinese and other experts, who have provided statistics to refute such claims.

A recent argument from the West claims that developing nations are consuming more food and driving up grain prices.

China and India, as the two most populous developing countries, have borne the brunt of these attacks.

But official statistics and independent analysis have shown that Chinese demand has not affected global food prices, experts have said.

They say that the allegations from the West contain three fallacies:

China's grain demand has not directly affected the global market, because most of its supply is domestic.

Although the Chinese have been eating more meat, they have also been eating less grain.

As meat consumption in China is on the rise, the nation's consumption of vegetables has also gone up, illustrating a trend that many of the country's critics have been ignoring.

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