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China outstrips US as major consumer

China is rapidly becoming the world's biggest consumer of resources and is already ahead of the United States in many key indicators, according to a report from the Earth Policy Institute. In the five basic food, energy and industrial commodities - grain and meat, oil and coal and steel - China has already eclipsed the United States as a consumer in all but oil. Metal recyclers are already aware of how China is sucking up resources. The country is now using twice as much ...