Pigs at a breeding farm in Changzhou, in China’s Jiangsu province. Of the country’s 90 indigenous pig varieties, 37 are nearing extinction. Photo: AP

Bring home the bacon: why China should protect its high-fat pig breeds

  • The Chinese diet, of which pork is a staple, used to be seen as healthy, with little heart disease and diabetes among the people
  • Excessive intake of carbohydrates and sugars is now fuelling the obesity epidemic
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Pigs at a breeding farm in Changzhou, in China’s Jiangsu province. Of the country’s 90 indigenous pig varieties, 37 are nearing extinction. Photo: AP
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