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Millions of pigs culled as swine fever spreads through Asia

Jun. 21, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Millions of pigs have been culled in China and Vietnam as a U.N. food agency urges Asian governments to make containing virulent African swine fever their top priority. With an announcement by the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization that infections have spread to Laos, some...

North Korea says it's fighting swine fever with quarantine

Jun. 11, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday it is actively fighting the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever weeks after it reported an outbreak near its border with China. The North's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said workers around the country were proceeding with "airtight"...

Seoul: NKorea ignores calls for joint African swine efforts

Jun. 5, 2019 3:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Wednesday North Korea has so far ignored its calls for joint efforts to stem the spread of highly contagious African swine fever following an outbreak near North Korea's border with China. South Korea's agricultural ministry said that blood tests of pigs from some...

Seoul: North Korea confirms African swine fever outbreak

May. 31, 2019 5:09 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday that it is scrambling to prevent the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever on its pig industry after North Korea confirmed an outbreak at a farm near its border with China. South Korea's agriculture ministry said North Korea reported to the...

China's pig disease outbreak pushes up global pork prices

May. 20, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent shockwaves through global meat markets. China produces and consumes two-thirds of the world's pork, but output is...

Tyson sues federal agency for $2.4M over hog inspections

May. 16, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Arkansas-based meat processor Tyson Foods is suing a federal agency for $2.4 million, saying it had to destroy 8,000 carcasses because a federal meat inspector lied about checking hogs at a plant in Iowa. Yolanda Thompson, who works for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food...

Hong Kong reports African swine fever case

May. 10, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A case of African swine fever has been detected in a Hong Kong slaughterhouse, prompting the culling of all 6,000 pigs at the facility. Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan said in a statement Friday that the incurable virus was found in a single pig imported from a farm in Guangdong...

New doc chronicles how a California farming oasis came to be

May. 8, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

MOORPARK, Calif. (AP) — John and Molly Chester, a filmmaker and a chef, had made a decision that many urbanites only fantasize about: They decided to leave their life in Los Angeles and start a farm that would function in harmony with nature. Their family and friends thought they were crazy, but they were...

3 adults hurt, 180 hogs killed in farm's 2nd fire in a year

May. 1, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a barn fire injured three construction workers and killed an estimated 180 hogs at an Ohio farm where about 5,000 pigs died in another blaze last year. The three adults with reported burn injuries were flown to a Columbus hospital after the fire Tuesday...

Donations, pigs part of Las Vegas' efforts to cut food waste

Apr. 28, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — At a farm outside Las Vegas, a herd of pigs feasts on lobster, sausage links and beef. In town, people at a community center sit for a dinner that may include sliders and truffle mac and cheese. The two meals have something in common: Both came from the kitchens of Sin City's opulent...