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Post time 2016-4-8 13:40:10 |Display all floors
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China is the world's largest pork consumer, and pork accounts for a significant chunk of the consumer basket. From sweet and sour pork ribs and braised pork to char siu bao - barbecued pork buns - pork is a staple of the Chinese diet. Now, if you love all foods pork-related, you may have to watch your spending a little bit more. Statistics show that the hog price has seen a jump of 60 percent from the same period last year

Of all the meat options, pork reigns king in China. To keep up with demand, China now rears (and eats) nearly 500 million pigs a year—more than half of all the swine in the whole world. However, the significance of pork goes deeper than culinary tastes. They have been at the centre of Chinese culture, cuisine and family life for thousands of years. So why the pork so important to China?

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Post time 2016-4-8 13:52:29 |Display all floors
Bacon taste good
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Post time 2016-4-8 13:58:51 |Display all floors
Chinese do not consume lot of meat per person compared to people in Europe or US.

Except for the Christmas ham, all the meat I cook at home is hunted by me or my family members. Meat industry is one of the worst polluters in the world and is not part of stable lifestyle.

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Post time 2016-4-8 20:02:51 |Display all floors
actually fish is Chinese's favorite ..

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mixamixa Post time: 2016-4-8 13:58
Chinese do not consume lot of meat per person compared to people in Europe or US.

Except for the C ...

So you decimate the wildlife instead, congratulations.

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Post time 2016-4-8 20:22:54 |Display all floors
Pork is the number one meat mainly because it is the cheapest, simple really.

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futsanglung Post time: 2016-4-8 14:22
So you decimate the wildlife instead, congratulations.

I have this opportunity, you don't. You are doomed to eat Chinese hormone pork or UK BSE beef.

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