Pork is sufficiently important to Chinese consumers that the Chinese government maintains a strategic pork reserve. Over the last year, African swine fever, which is harmless to humans but has a pig fatality rate approaching 100%, has killed more than 40% of China's pigs and roughly 1/4 of all pigs globally, driving up pork prices, reshaping global meat markets, and bringing the intersection of food security and global agricultural pandemic to the fore. (The link to Hawaii? Hawaii has a large and growing feral pig population; African swine fever is spread by not just domestic pigs but also by feral pigs and wild boars.) geographical.co.uk/geopolitics/hotspot/item/3479-geopolitical-hotspot-african-swine-fever
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