Ham figures prominently in the Philippines’ Christmas celebrations. Photo: ShutterstockHam figures prominently in the Philippines’ Christmas celebrations. Photo: Shutterstock
Ham figures prominently in the Philippines’ Christmas celebrations. Photo: Shutterstock

In the Philippines, will African Swine Fever be the Grinch that stole Christmas ham?

  • A Filipino Christmas without ham is like an American Thanksgiving without turkey, but public fears over the disease have led to bans and restrictions
  • While a trade group says processing pork kills the virus, experts say the negative sentiment ‘endangers’ the US$5.75 billion industry

Topic |   The Philippines
Ham figures prominently in the Philippines’ Christmas celebrations. Photo: ShutterstockHam figures prominently in the Philippines’ Christmas celebrations. Photo: Shutterstock
Ham figures prominently in the Philippines’ Christmas celebrations. Photo: Shutterstock
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