The Philippines produces almost 2.3 million metric tonnes of pork. Photo: AFP

In the Philippines, African swine fever threatens a national culinary obsession

  • Filipinos have had a centuries-long love affair with pork, devouring all parts of the pig from the trotters to the skin, and this runaway consumption has made the country a pork power in the global market
  • But the industry is now under threat from African swine fever, with many diners refusing to eat it, despite authorities assuring Filipinos the meat is still safe
Topic |   African swine fever

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The Philippines produces almost 2.3 million metric tonnes of pork. Photo: AFP
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