News analysis | China turns to Russia for food as Democrats turn to extreme rhetoric on abortion
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/11/19, 01:14 pm
China last year was home to 440 million pigs, 57 percent of the world’s porcine total. As African swine fever—fatal for pigs, not transferable to humans—spread in early June, millions died. Farmers slaughtered millions more, hoping for sales before the highly contagious disease hit. Some say half of all pigs will die, and that’s particularly bad news in China, where more than half of all meat consumed is pork. The government even maintains a strategic pork reserve.