Inflated pork.

Inflation is rising in China, the knock on effect being that manufactured goods will start to cost more in the rest of the world. I heard that although basic food's have had rising prices for a while, it was when the price of pork started to rise that it also became a political problem for China.
Eating meat every day is now a reality for people who once could barely afford to eat it once a week. These people are unwilling to give up what they now see as a right. What people define as factors contributing to a recession, are in fact, the recession itself. Not being able to buy what you once could afford is not a symptom of an economic down-turn, but is part of the definition of an economic down-turn.