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African swine fever shows need for safer proteins, not supersized farms

Massive pig producers and animals pumped with antibiotics are not the solution

| China

Since its outbreak in August 2018, African swine fever has devastated China's pig population. Analysts estimate that by the end of 2019, China's production of pork could be cut in half. That equates to 300-350 million pigs lost -- or a quarter of the world's pork supply.

Pork is the most consumed meat in China, accounting for nearly 64% of meat eaten last year, so this epidemic is having a profound impact on people and the economy.

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