5/21/2008

The Sichuan earthquake may not curtail China's economic growth, but it is expected to add to food inflation. The south-central province is China's leading pig-farming region and a big grain producer. Some pork processors said they've had trouble getting hogs because of blocked or damaged roads. Also, many trucking companies are busy delivering relief supplies. The demand for pork has led to some villages reporting a jump in thefts of baby pigs.

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