A health officer collecting urine samples on a pig farm in Henan province to test for ractopamine, an illegal substance that produces lean meat, on March 15, 2011. Photo: REUTERSA health officer collecting urine samples on a pig farm in Henan province to test for ractopamine, an illegal substance that produces lean meat, on March 15, 2011. Photo: REUTERS
A health officer collecting urine samples on a pig farm in Henan province to test for ractopamine, an illegal substance that produces lean meat, on March 15, 2011. Photo: REUTERS

China’s US$128 billion pork industry is under threat by a deadly, mysterious virus

The African swine fever virus - harmless to humans - can survive for more than a year in cured pork, which is how it probably took hold in Russia’s backyard farms last year, before spreading to China through illicit trade of hogs

Topic |   Food and agriculture
A health officer collecting urine samples on a pig farm in Henan province to test for ractopamine, an illegal substance that produces lean meat, on March 15, 2011. Photo: REUTERSA health officer collecting urine samples on a pig farm in Henan province to test for ractopamine, an illegal substance that produces lean meat, on March 15, 2011. Photo: REUTERS
A health officer collecting urine samples on a pig farm in Henan province to test for ractopamine, an illegal substance that produces lean meat, on March 15, 2011. Photo: REUTERS
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