Workers prepare meat at Alliance Group's meat plant in Levin December 2, 2013. The popularity of hot pot, a traditional Asian shared dish, offering cost-conscious diners healthy, homegrown fare - ... more 
Workers prepare meat at Alliance Group's meat plant in Levin December 2, 2013. The popularity of hot pot, a traditional Asian shared dish, offering cost-conscious diners healthy, homegrown fare - slivers of meat and vegetables served in a broth - is giving McDonald's Corp, Yum Brands Inc and others a run for their money in China's $174 billion fast food market. The explosion in demand for secondary cuts such as caps and flaps helped drive New Zealand's sheepmeat trade to China to $550 million in 2013, up around fivefold from 2010, and a big boost for a farm sector that has seen sluggish demand from traditional markets in Europe. Picture taken December 2, 2013. REUTERS/Naomi Tajisu (NEW ZEALAND - Tags: FOOD BUSINESS) less 
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