Pig Ebola virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain

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Re: Pig Ebola virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain

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Post by absinthe beginner » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:15 am

Could soaring port prices trigger social unrest in China?

https://www.scmp.com/video/china/302600 ... ices-ahead

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Re: Pig Ebola virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain

Post by manacheck » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:54 pm

"Philippines confirms African swine fever, culls 7,000 pigs" Article dated September 9, 2019
https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/ph ... -7000-pigs


"Seven Asian Countries Battle ASF" Article dated August 28, 2019
https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/se ... battle-asf
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Post by Stercutus » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:31 am

The wife shocked me with news today that we are seeing second and third level effects from the Swine Fever. I looked it up and sure enough it was forecast back in May.


https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2019/05 ... 556646708/
EVANSVILLE, Ind., May 1 (UPI) -- Pharmaceutical researchers are beginning to recognize the grave threat the African swine fever epidemic in China poses to the global supply of a critically important pork-derived product -- the anticoagulant heparin.
The widely used drug, sometimes referred to as a blood thinner, is made from pig intestines, and nearly 80 percent of those pig intestines come from China.
Has now come about:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... od-thinner

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which tracks and officially declares product shortfalls, said that while there were shortages of some heparin products, there was sufficient overall supply.
“FDA has been monitoring this issue since last year and has followed up with heparin suppliers,” Nathan Arnold, a spokesman for the agency, said in an email Friday. “Although certain presentations of heparin have been in shortage, the overall supply continues to meet demand.”
So things are ok for now, but I wouldn't expect it in the future.
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Post by Stercutus » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:36 pm

It slipped in unnoticed but the Chinese have cancelled all tariffs on pork and soy. This is a "good faith" gesture for negotiating with the US over tariffs and has nothing to do with their population starving this winter.
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Post by EBuff75 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:23 pm

Stercutus wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:36 pm
It slipped in unnoticed but the Chinese have cancelled all tariffs on pork and soy. This is a "good faith" gesture for negotiating with the US over tariffs and has nothing to do with their population starving this winter.
When I saw the news about the tariffs being cancelled and the "reason" for it this week, I started laughing! I'm sure that it's not in any way related to what's been happening with their pork production... :roll:

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Post by absinthe beginner » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:31 pm

Pig Ebola Has Cost China Over $140 Billion As Locals Get Angry At Record High Pork Prices

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/pig-e ... ork-prices

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Post by absinthe beginner » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:41 pm

African Swine Fever Devastates China's Pig Herd In September

https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/afr ... -september

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Re: Pig Ebola virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain

Post by TacAir » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:18 pm

Smithfield Foods, now a completely China -owned ag producer is try to open another massive pig farm in Millard Co, Ut.

"Numerous examples abound of clashes between hog producers and residents in communities across the United States, friction caused by the emanation of foul odors and water pollution associated with industrial-sized pig farms.

Smithfield Foods, the largest pork producer in the world, already has a presence in this region, operating numerous facilities in Beaver County with an eye toward expanding into Millard County.

Steve Styler, a local attorney who represents the company in this region, was on hand at both public hearings in Delta, urging the public and elected officials to embrace the county’s agricultural heritage."
(http://millardccp.com/news/featured-loc ... -big-stink)

Locals are opposed - not just for the issues with smell (horrible BTW) but for the massive water use. Smithfield Foods faces a very uphill battle....
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Re: Pig Ebola virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain

Post by Stercutus » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:29 pm

They should be opening more in the South. It is set up for agriculture.

Food prices should really surge in the next few weeks. Some more of the trade with China was hammered out so they are going to buy everything they can get their hands on.
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Post by absinthe beginner » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:54 pm

China Pork Prices "Will Continue To Rise Sharply", Analysts

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/china ... y-analysts

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Re: Pig Ebola virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain

Post by Stercutus » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:37 am

I have to wonder with a country with heavy censorship what do people think when they show up to the store and food suddenly costs three times as much? In the old Soviet Union the rumor mill would address this but people actually could find out what was going if they worked hard enough. Most be interesting living in a society where the government and the media lies to you about everything instead of just most things. At least they tend to find a story and stick with it.
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Post by absinthe beginner » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:44 am

China's pork crisis risks sending inflation to 4% by next year.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -next-year

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Re: Pig Ebola virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain

Post by absinthe beginner » Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:22 pm

A terrible pandemic is killing pigs around the world, and U.S. pork producers fear they could be hit next

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business ... d-be-next/

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Post by absinthe beginner » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:26 am

Pig Plague Starts Rippling Through American Meat Markets

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/pig-plag ... 03598.html

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Re: Pig Ebola virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain

Post by absinthe beginner » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:36 am

Mass pig slaughter stains South Korean river red

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/11/ ... 07794.html

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