Lethal African swine fever, which sickens pigs much like Ebola kills humans, caused a dramatic outbreak in China in 2018, and within a year, roughly half the nation’s herd of more than 400 million pigs had been wiped out. Photo: Reuters Lethal African swine fever, which sickens pigs much like Ebola kills humans, caused a dramatic outbreak in China in 2018, and within a year, roughly half the nation’s herd of more than 400 million pigs had been wiped out. Photo: Reuters
Lethal African swine fever, which sickens pigs much like Ebola kills humans, caused a dramatic outbreak in China in 2018, and within a year, roughly half the nation’s herd of more than 400 million pigs had been wiped out. Photo: Reuters

China out to boost food security with 13-storey ‘hog hotels’ that protect pigs from viruses

  • Nicknamed hog hotels, these gigantic vertical farms are being built to emulate the strict controls major suppliers in other countries have used to prevent outbreaks
  • African swine fever broke out in China in 2018, and within a year, roughly half the nation’s herd of more than 400 million pigs had been wiped out

Topic |   China food security
Lethal African swine fever, which sickens pigs much like Ebola kills humans, caused a dramatic outbreak in China in 2018, and within a year, roughly half the nation’s herd of more than 400 million pigs had been wiped out. Photo: Reuters Lethal African swine fever, which sickens pigs much like Ebola kills humans, caused a dramatic outbreak in China in 2018, and within a year, roughly half the nation’s herd of more than 400 million pigs had been wiped out. Photo: Reuters
Lethal African swine fever, which sickens pigs much like Ebola kills humans, caused a dramatic outbreak in China in 2018, and within a year, roughly half the nation’s herd of more than 400 million pigs had been wiped out. Photo: Reuters
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