Rabo Bank estimated recently that the African Swine fever outbreak could halve China’s pig herd this year, triggering a 25 per cent decline in pork production. Photo: AP

Is the world’s biggest pork consumer ready for substitutes, as African swine fever burns a path through China’s hog herds?

  • The Chicago-based biotech start-up says its alternative protein product can help fill the supply gap caused by deadly porcine virus outbreak in China
  • Start-up has won backing from tech fund started by Bill Gates, and attracted former Kraft Foods chief executive Tony Vernon to its board
Topic |   African swine fever

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Rabo Bank estimated recently that the African Swine fever outbreak could halve China’s pig herd this year, triggering a 25 per cent decline in pork production. Photo: AP
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