CHINA: Cabbage consumption declines as vegetable variety increases (COMMENT)
As recently as ten or 15 years ago vegetables in most major cities of China meant cabbage, or bok choy. This reflected not just a restricted agricultural base but also limited ownership of refrigerators, lack of rural entrepreneurism and lower consumer income. However, in the intervening years rural production has become far more varied in China while incomes have risen, retailing has vastly improved and refrigerator ownership rocketed.
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