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  •  Why switch metrics in the middle? (0+ / 0-)

    The last sentence sends me back looking for how many bottles per person are now drunk, but I have no way to convert the units.

    Listen Before You Talk.

    by ormondotvos on Mon Feb 26, 2007 at 01:47:58 PM PST

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    •  I don't think it matters how many bottles (0+ / 0-)

      per person is drunk. They are 2nd in consumptiion to the U.S. But, you can try and calculate it if you want. There are roughly 1,314,000,000 people in China. The point being made is if they increased consumption just one more bottle per adult per year you will get the above results. With their rapid economic growth and population, the author is just pointing out the impact that China will have on the whole world's food supply.

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