A quarantine researcher checks a chicken at a farm in Xiangyang, Hubei province, China in 2017. Photo: Reuters A quarantine researcher checks a chicken at a farm in Xiangyang, Hubei province, China in 2017. Photo: Reuters
A quarantine researcher checks a chicken at a farm in Xiangyang, Hubei province, China in 2017. Photo: Reuters
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

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

A quarantine researcher checks a chicken at a farm in Xiangyang, Hubei province, China in 2017. Photo: Reuters A quarantine researcher checks a chicken at a farm in Xiangyang, Hubei province, China in 2017. Photo: Reuters
A quarantine researcher checks a chicken at a farm in Xiangyang, Hubei province, China in 2017. Photo: Reuters
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