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PIGS

Clone piglets born Sunday with genetically modified embryos
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 13, 2024
Japan startup creates pigs with organs suitable for human transplants
Research in the field helped produce pigs that have a smaller chance of immune rejection by human recipients by manipulating 10 related pig genes.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 11, 2022
Cutting China’s pork prices means reining in millions of farmers
A surge in the cost of Chinau2019s staple meat has officials worried about inflation, which grew faster than expected in June.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 22, 2021
New China swine fever strains point to unlicensed vaccines
The variants of the disease cause a chronic condition that reduces the number of healthy piglets born.
JAPAN
Nov 2, 2020
Japanese police suspect Vietnamese group stole hundreds of pigs
Police suspect involvement of a group of Vietnamese behind the disappearance of hundreds of pigs and chickens, as well as thousands of pears and peaches, from farms this year in eastern Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 28, 2020
Piglets aborted and chickens gassed as pandemic slams meat sector
Farmers say they have no choice but to cull livestock as they run short on space to house their animals or money to feed them.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 25, 2020
Japan to strengthen countermeasures against African swine fever
The Cabinet approved Tuesday a reform bill to further strengthen countermeasures at its ports of entry against African swine fever.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 21, 2020
Lab-grown meat? Dutch start-up keeps pork on your plate without wrecking the planet
A Dutch start-up may have found a workaround for eco-conscious consumers struggling to give up meat: pork grown in a laboratory that doesn't harm animals or damage the planet.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 24, 2020
Tainted pork in pig feed may have caused swine fever in Okinawa, panel says
Pigs in Okinawa Prefecture may have been infected with classical swine fever through food, an expert panel commissioned by the agricultural ministry said Thursday.
JAPAN
Jan 23, 2020
Japan plans wider pig culls if African swine fever discovered
In the event a pig with African swine fever (ASF) is found at a farm, all pigs at farms within up to 3 kilometers of the affected facility could be culled in order to prevent the highly pathogenic disease from spreading, agriculture ministry sources said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 8, 2020
Swine fever confirmed in Okinawa for first time in 33 years
The Okinawa Prefectural Government plans to cull more than 1,800 pigs at the farm in the city of Uruma and another farm where infection is suspected.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 24, 2019
Japan approves research program to grow human organs in pigs
A science ministry committee on Monday approved a research program to grow human organs, such as the pancreas, inside the bodies of pigs for use in medical transplantation.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 23, 2019
China pig farm jams drones dropping swine fever-laced products onto its sites, but also GPS
One of China's biggest animal feed producers said it had used a radio transmitter to combat crooks using drones to drop pork products contaminated with African swine fever on its pig farms, as part of a racket to profit from the health scare.
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Dec 13, 2019
Scientists home in on potential treatments for deadly Nipah virus
Scientists working on how to combat a highly infectious and deadly virus called Nipah, which is transmitted to humans from bats and pigs, say they have found around a dozen potential drugs that might be developed to block the disease.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 25, 2019
Japan gears up for pig culls to prevent African swine fever
The agriculture ministry will seek to allow pig culls as a preventive measure against African swine fever, something not currently permitted by the law, if the disease is detected in Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 13, 2019
U.S. pork prices rising as fatal pig disease cuts global meat supply, says Tyson CEO
U.S. pork prices rose in recent weeks at a time when they would normally be falling, as a fatal pig disease in China is tightening global meat supplies, the chief executive of Tyson Foods Inc. said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 12, 2019
Japanese government to avoid using term 'hog cholera' to mitigate concern over swine fever
The government said Monday it will avoid using the term "hog cholera," opting instead for "classical swine fever," as officials hope to allay public concerns about the outbreak of the disease, which is harmless to humans.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 25, 2019
Pig vaccinations start at farms in six prefectures as swine fever spreads in Japan
Gifu and five other prefectures with confirmed swine fever cases started vaccinating pigs at farms Friday to prevent the infectious disease from spreading further.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 13, 2019
North Korea may be hiding hog apocalypse from the world
By official accounts, the pig contagion wreaking havoc across Eastern Asia has virtually skipped over North Korea, with a single outbreak reported there in May. But wayward feral pigs have stoked concern that Kim Jong Un's reclusive state is hiding an African swine fever disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 11, 2019
Swine fever vaccination plan cleared by farm ministry
An agriculture ministry panel has approved preventive swine fever vaccinations for pigs being raised in prefectures with confirmed cases of the disease.
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 6, 2019
Pigs as big as polar bears: Chinese breeders go large amid pork shortage
In a farm deep in the southern region of China lives a pig that is as heavy as a polar bear.

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