A quarantine researcher checks a chicken at a farm in Xiangyang, Hubei province, China in 2017. Photo: Reuters
Outside In by David Dodwell
The next pandemic might come from a factory farm in China or the US. Is the world prepared?
Modern intensive farming could well be a cause of future pandemics. As the world’s appetite for meat grows, the food industry is contributing to the overuse of antibiotics, and turbocharging the spread of antibiotic-resistant diseases