China Is Better Than U.S. at Eating Junk Food Too

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Noodles without borders. Photo: Givaga/iStockphoto

China will surpass America in consumption of processed foods by 2015, market research company Euromonitor International estimates, as all things "instant" and "ready-made" gain prominence in the country. Supersize rates of obesity and diabetes to rival our own are also projected along with that, of course, although the "average Chinese resident will eat only about a quarter as much processed food as the average American," and the U.S. market for processed foods will still be worth an estimated $100 billion more. Still, who will emerge on top as the most artery-clogged country of them all? The race is neck and neck, but no one wants to win. [Quartz]