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Pork Becomes Expensive after African Swine Flu Ravaged Pig Population

  • Pork becomes exorbitant in China after African swine fever wiped out pig population in China. As per the data released by China's National Bureau of Statistics, the country is selling pork at 70 percent more than it did a year ago. The rise in the price has also affected consumers dietary staple. As a result, China is home to nearly half of planet's pigs, which seem to be shrinking by around 130 million since the epidemic began about 13 months ago. As per a leading news portal, the farmers are also unwilling to restock pigs after slaughter with the fear of catching the disease.