A Vicious Disease Is Wiping Out China’s Pig Population

It’s estimated that African swine fever could kill half of China’s pigs by the end of 2019

Chris Baraniuk
OneZero

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OfOf all the 900 million pigs being raised on farms around the world today, more than 400 million are in China. Pork is so central to the Chinese diet — especially as the country has grown wealthier — that menus there often…

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Chris Baraniuk
OneZero

Freelance science and technology journalist. Based in Northern Ireland.