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

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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