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Why China wants to stock more than 200,000 tons of pork

May 30, 2019
Some countries stockpile grain and petroleum. China has both, plus a national pork reserve.
A local meat market in Shanghai is dominated by pork stands. Pork is a staple in the Chinese diet and accounts for 70% of all meat consumed in China.
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Restaurants say diners are bad at making reservations

Apr 17, 2018
Journalist Marissa Conrad watched careful planning unravel at popular dinner spots.
Restaurants have mixed feelings on how reservation platforms work.
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Get ready for a higher-end cup of coffee

Dec 2, 2016
Starbucks CEO will focus on a new gourmet brand after leaving his current position.
The interior of a Starbucks Reserve Roasting Room and Tasting Room.
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