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(From Xinhua Financial News - China Focus)
BEIJING (AFX-ASIA) - Sharp rises in food prices in China over the past few months could be the sign of a coming world food crisis brought on by global warming and increasingly scarce water supplies among major grain producers, US environmentalist Lester Brown has warned. "I view the price rises as an indication, as the warning tremors before the earthquake," Brown, director of the Washington-based Earth Policy Institute, told an audience of Chinese environmental non-governmental organizations.
"World grain harvests have fallen for four consecutive years and world grain stocks are at the lowest level in 30 years. If …