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Chinese consumers are rapidly changing their diets as disposable income rises and fast food items from Western companies like Yum Brands are playing a centerpiece role in the shift. The company reports that it now operates in more than 700 Chinese cities. Importantly for policymakers and investors alike, Yum’s China menu is, with the exception of breakfast, dominated by meat-intensive items. As such, the burgeoning growth of Yum and other fast food sellers in China highlights how meat-hungry Chinese consumers are likely to help sustain a global boom in demand for corn, wheat, chicken and other agricultural commodities for some time to come. Iron ore and base metals may be under the gun as construction slows down in China, but with China’s domestic farm sector already hard pressed to feed…