China’s pork industry has been severely dented by African swine fever disease in the past 18 months. Photo: Bloomberg China’s pork industry has been severely dented by African swine fever disease in the past 18 months. Photo: Bloomberg
China’s pork industry has been severely dented by African swine fever disease in the past 18 months. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s race to produce ‘super pigs’ destined to fail amid haphazard biosecurity, experts say

  • China’s pig herd has begun to build again after African swine fever devastated hog populations across the country 18 months ago
  • Scientists are racing to create disease-resistant pigs, but analysts say that will be undermined by basic hygiene problems in China’s pork industry

Topic |   Food and agriculture
China’s pork industry has been severely dented by African swine fever disease in the past 18 months. Photo: Bloomberg China’s pork industry has been severely dented by African swine fever disease in the past 18 months. Photo: Bloomberg
China’s pork industry has been severely dented by African swine fever disease in the past 18 months. Photo: Bloomberg
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