Fodder For An Asian Crisis

Grain stockpiles dwindle in the face of surging demand

Kim Mee-Sook of Seoul knows how to make her two children happy: At least once a month, she puts away her rice bowls and heads to a steak house for Western-style sirloins. The Kims have company. Because of rising incomes, South Koreans, like many Asians, are eating twice as much red meat as in 1980.

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