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Pork Prices Up 40% Worldwide Due To Devastating African Swine Fever In China

The Daily Sheeple – by Sean Walton

China produces and consumes two-thirds of the world’s pork, but output is plunging as Beijing destroys herds and blocks shipments to stop African swine fever. Importers are filling the gap by buying pork as far away as Europe, boosting prices by up to 40% and causing shortages in other markets.

African swine fever doesn’t harm humans but is fatal and spreads quickly among pigs. It was first reported in August in China’s northeast. Since then, 1 million pigs have died and the disease has spread to 31 of China’s 34 provinces, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.

The outbreak’s scale is unprecedented, said Dirk Pfeiffer, a veterinary epidemiologist at the City University of Hong Kong.

“This is probably the most complex animal disease we have ever had to deal with,” Pfeiffer said.

China’s shortfall is likely to be so severe it will match Europe’s annual pork output and exceed U.S. production by 30%, industry researchers say.

This shortage combined with the beef shortage in the US has caused rising prices across the spectrum for a variety of meat and meat products.

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Sean Walton is a researcher and journalist for The Daily Sheeple. Send tips to sean.walton@thedailysheeple.com.

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5 Responses to Pork Prices Up 40% Worldwide Due To Devastating African Swine Fever In China

  1. KOYOTE says:

    ARE YOU TO LAZY TO GROW YER BACON?????
    NO LAND? GO IN WITH YER NEIGHBOR, SPLIT THE COST, SPLIT THE FEED. SPLIT THE PIG
    GET YER ASS TO WORK.
    IM A DAMN CRIPPLE. BEEHIVES ARE IN MY PLANS. YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE.

  2. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    Been seeing this story for weeks.

    Damn shame, pork is my favorite meat.

  3. Enemy of the State says:

    Sounds like a killer market strategy

    Say(lie) that you have a problem, and than the ol supply and demand scenario kicks in and everyone gets fcked for more mammon for their food
    Or , they purposely allow the infection to further the same agenda
    Wonder why I don’t believe them ?

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