Some 47,000 pigs were killed near the inter-Korea border to stop the spread of African swine fever.
About a quarter of the global pig population is expected to die as a result of an epidemic of African swine fever, according to the intergovernmental organisation responsible for coordinating animal disease control.
New rules for pork production put some of the oversight into the hands of industry and allow for processing speeds as fast as industry wants - from 16 hogs/minute to even 1,100 hogs/min.
China is considering halting all meat imports from Canada starting Wednesday after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency notified China that it had discovered a number of fabricated veterinary health certificates in meat products bound for China.
Trade deal would open door to meat containing banned growth promoters, from pigs kept in conditions banned in UK, industry leaders warn.
A deadly pig virus has been found in northwestern Europe for the first time in three decades, putting pork production in the world's top exporter at further risk at a time when China is also battling the disease.
African swine fever is a highly contagious disease that cannot be cured and has no vaccine. It can also be transmitted in pork products, animal feed or by people.
China, the world's largest producer of pork, is battling an African swine fever outbreak that could potentially devastate herds.
Spain's pigs outnumber the human population for the first time, according to figures released by the country's environment ministry, which reveal there are now 50 million pigs, 3.5 -million more than humans.
"Beekeeping has been something I've done for all my life. It's one of those things that gets in your blood and once it's in your blood, it's hard to shake it."
How powerful institutions are criminalizing populations by locking people up and deeming them undeserving of clean air, water and healthy housing.
EHN.org investigation finds regulatory push to discredit independent evidence of harm while favoring pro-industry science despite significant shortcomings.