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East Timor says swine fever outbreak kills hundreds of hogs

Dili - East Timor on Thursday confirmed that hundreds of hogs have died in an outbreak of African swine fever, after the disease has killed pigs from China to Slovakia, pushing up pork prices worldwide.

China says pork production recovering as swine fever cases decline

Bejing - New cases of African swine fever have declined and pork production is returning to normal, Chinese officials said Thursday, after millions of pigs were culled because of the deadly disease.

Despite culls, import bans, swine fever to hit pork market for years

Hanoi - Millions of pigs have been culled as African Swine Fever cuts through China and beyond, devastating global food chains, with pork prices expected to soar from the food markets of Hong Kong to American dinner tables.

Bringing home the bacon: China pork braces for trade war blues

Luoyang - Twice a day, Chinese pig farmer Jia Tiechui's workers flip levers to deliver plops of soybean-based feed to 18,000 hogs, whose appetite is getting costlier as the US trade war bites.

China spots problems with US cars, pork as trade talks loom

Bejing - China said on Wednesday it had stepped up inspections of key US imports such as pork and automobiles, just as a high-level delegation visits Washington for key trade negotiations.

Deadly MRSA superbug now found in British pork

New checks have revealed that pork products made in the UK are infected with the MRSA superbug. The discovery confirms that the deadly bacteria is now present in the human food chain and is spreading from country to country.

MRSA superbug in supermarket pork sparks alarm over farming risks

Cambridge - A strain of the MRSA superbug linked to the overuse of antibiotics has been discovered in pork sold by several prominent British supermarkets, according to an investigation by The Guardian.

Bringing home the bacon gets tough for pork lovers

The cost of that delicious BLT is going to keep getting higher as the price of pork, and therefore bacon, continues to soar.

Concern in France over pig virus

The French government is to announce that it will suspend pig-related imports from a number of countries as worries grow over the spread of a deadly swine virus.

New test for pork virus

A virus in the U.S. has killed over 6 million pigs. Researchers have developed a new test to monitor for the disease. The hope is that improved detection can be used to slow down the rate of infection.

Pasturing pigs a better way to raise pork but will consumers pay?

Thanks to a society looking at humane treatment of animals, even those destined for the dinner table, some farmers have opted to raise the prime meat animal that supplies us with that delectable meat — bacon — in pastures rather than stalls.

'Pot-bellied' pig could take on a whole new meaning

We have all seen pictures of them — pot-bellied pigs — the little short-legged porcine that supposedly make a good pet. Those grunting little creatures are not raised for food, but their cousins that are, may soon be "pot-head" pigs flying high.

Strips of pork belly linked to reduction of ‘normal’ sperm

The traditional breakfast meat that pairs well with eggs and hash browns has become a pop culture staple. Forget the bacon cheeseburger.

Ikea withdraws moose lasagne after finding pork content

Just in case you thought the food drama at Ikea was over, now pork has been found in their moose lasagne and they have stopped selling the product.

Pork found in Halal food in Norway and UK

With companies testing for horse meat worldwide, other scandals just keep turning up, this time with pork being found in kebab meat and pizza toppings that were labeled halal, or suitable for Muslims to eat.

Would you like your pork chop with a side of MRSA?

You might think that paying premium prices for organic meat means you're getting the best quality money can buy. But there may be a downside to buying antibiotic- and pesticide-free meats: deadly bacteria.

Nosebleed? Detroit docs can cure it with a pork 'nasal tampon'

Detroit - Doctors in Detroit, Michigan are now advocating an offbeat way to treat nosebleeds. All you need to do is stick a "nasal tampon" made from salted, cured pork up your nostrils.

47-year-old man battles sausage addiction

Greenwich - An accountant from Greenwich, South East London, has undergone hypnotherapy to cure his addiction to McWhinney’s pork sausages.

EasyJet under fire after offering pork only menu on Israel flight

Tel Aviv - Passengers aboard an EasyJet flight from Israel to London experienced a bit of turbulence when it was announced shortly after takeoff that the menu options for those wanting to dine were limited to pork products, instead of the standard kosher fare.

The truth behind what's inside hot dogs Special

Hamburg - Whether you call it a frankfurter, hot dog or wiener it's a cooked sausage and a year-round favorite. They can be made from beef, pork, turkey, chicken, or a combination- the label must state which. But does it always? What exactly is the ingredient MSM?

Eat Pork, Have Better Sex

President Cristina Fernandez of Argentina claims that eating pork works better than Viagra for improving one's sex life. It would also help the pig industry in her country.

California Firm Recalls Beef and Pork Products

Paisano Meat, Inc., a Gardena, Calif., establishment, is voluntarily recalling approximately 350,000 pounds of beef and pork products because they may contain undeclared sulfites.

Op-Ed: 'Please pass the pork'

As the “Bush Recession” tightens its grip on the American economy's windpipe, and the new Obama administration works feverishly to break its stranglehold, one term keeps popping up on the lips of Republican politicians and Right Wing pundits—pork.

Op-Ed: Our Servants, Your Money, and a Calculator

Do you have a job in the United States of America? If so, you may want to know what your public servants are doing with your money in Washington DC. They have flushed over $900 of yours down the toilet already.

Fresh Pork Products Recalled Due To Possible Dioxin Contamination

Dawn International, an Action, Mass., establishment, is recalling approximately 33,880 pounds of fresh pork products that may be contaminated with dioxins.

Some Pork Products Recalled Possible Listeria Contamination

Palama Holdings, LLC, a Kapolei, Hawaii, establishment, is recalling approximately 4,535 pounds of fully cooked pork products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

California Firm Recalls Pork Sausages For Possible Listeria Contamination

Cecina Los Amigos, a Carson, Calif., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 290 pounds of pork blood sausages that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Earmarks: Will Bush Issue an Executive Order?

"Can Bush issue an executive order to instruct all Federal agencies to ignore non-legislative earmarks tucked into committee reports and statements of managers?" If the answer is yes, then the question becomes, will he?

Inhalation of Pig Brain Matter May Be Causing Food Processors Debilitating Illness

Workers at the head table at the Quality Pork Processing plant in Austin, MN are turning up ill at an alarming rate. Head table employees spend their days using air compressors to eject the brains. Inhalation of the brain matter may causing the illnesses.

How to Buy Votes in American Congress

Senators and Congressmen alike are attracted to Emergency Spending Bills like a moth to the flame. IT means time to buy votes, or the familiar adage I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine.
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