African Swine Fever

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Animals farmed: meat taxes, death in farming and anti-climate lobbying
Welcome to our monthly roundup of the biggest issues in farming and food production, with must-read reports from around the web

Tom Levitt and Clare Horton

03, Nov, 2021 @11:39 AM

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The US has a silent pig pandemic on its doorstep once again
As America readies to protect its pork industry, the Dominican Republic has been accused of using an outbreak of African Swine Fever to wipe out smaller producers

Milli Legrain

17, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Animals farmed: BSE in Brazil, UK pork crisis and radical Dutch plan to cut livestock numbers
Welcome to our monthly roundup of the biggest issues in farming and food production, with must-read reports from around the web

Tom Levitt

14, Sep, 2021 @8:26 AM

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Animals farmed: Foie gras backlash, the ‘toughest job in farming’ and salmonella outbreaks
Welcome to our monthly roundup of the biggest issues in farming and food production, with must-read reports from around the web

Tom Levitt

10, May, 2021 @3:01 PM

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Animals farmed: heat stress, happy cows and foie gras bans
Welcome to our monthly roundup of the biggest issues in farming and food production, with must-read reports from around the web

Tom Levitt

14, Apr, 2021 @10:06 AM

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Animals farmed: ‘Net zero’ beef, China’s mink bonus and fake swine fever jabs
Welcome to our monthly roundup of the biggest issues in farming and food production, with must-read reports from around the web

Tom Levitt

10, Mar, 2021 @11:55 AM

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Deadly pig disease could have led to Covid spillover to humans, analysis suggests
African swine fever led to mass cull of pigs in China and may have increased human-virus contact as people looked for other meat

Natalie Grover Science correspondent

10, Mar, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Animals farmed: insects for lunch, £2bn for mink farmers and the future of male chicks
Welcome to our monthly roundup of the biggest issues in farming and food production, with must-read reports from around the web

Tom Levitt

09, Feb, 2021 @2:44 PM

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Could a deadly pig virus transform Germany’s fixation on 'cheap meat'?
African swine fever and Covid outbreaks among workers have raised questions over mega farms for pork

Kate Connolly

07, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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How does one of the world’s biggest pork firms go bust during a boom?
A giant US player is quitting despite huge export hikes during the pandemic – the reasons why get to the heart of the industry

Sarah Mock

27, Oct, 2020 @8:00 AM

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A 12-storey pig farm: has China found the way to tackle animal disease?
Biosecure farms complete with staff quarantine and chutes for dead pigs are seen as progress, but may carry their own risks

Michael Standaert and Francesco De Augustinis

18, Sep, 2020 @7:30 AM

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German farmers face possible pig culls as African swine fever discovered
Discovery of deadly virus in wild boar cadaver leads to crisis measures including hunting, harvesting and leisure bans

Kate Connolly in Berlin

10, Sep, 2020 @3:57 PM

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