|Can a Child Drink Too Much Milk?|
By ALICE CALLAHAN
Cow’s milk is an excellent source of nutrients for kids, but drinking too much can cause nutritional imbalances.
Three, on the supply side, focus on China. Industrial production growth has been cut in half in China – rising at just 8 per cent year on year in October following five years of average gains of about 16.5 per cent. With the global economy in recession, this outcome should hardly come as a surprise for a Chinese economy that has seen its export share of total gross domestic product rise from about 20 per cent to nearly 40 per cent over the past seven years. China is paying a price for its own imbalances – especially a lack of support from internal private consumption.
It's one of the cruel ironies of global trade that poor countries have been paying through the nose for rice while Japan has been sitting on reserves (BusinessWeek, 5/1/08). The imbalance is a cause for concern because half the world's population depends on rice as a staple food.
Following Shirasu's announcement that Japan is putting its reserves to good use, U.S. trade officials have sent word to Tokyo that they back the move. The two sides will meet in Washington on May 23 to discuss the details.
pay through the nose INFORMAL
to pay too much money for something:
We paid through the nose to get the car fixed and it still doesn't go properly.
when two things which should be equal or are normally equal are not:
There is huge economic imbalance between the two countries.