Wanqing Zhou  quoted in The Guardian

Wanqing Zhou quoted in The Guardian

Associate Wanqing Zhou was quoted in Charlotte Middlehurst’s article in The Guardian called, “Deadly pig virus could hit US in a year, warn experts.” The article is about the global outbreak of African swine fever. It has affected 19 countries and could reach the U.S. within the next year. Wanqing says the outbreak has “seriously affected small farmers who are suffering as a result.” She adds the counter measures “will almost certainly lead to a geographically more distributed system of meat processing and further expansion of the cold-chain and supermarket model. Such development seems to match the trend of closing down wet markets in large cities, like Beijing.” This article is part of The Guardian’s “Animals Farmed” series, supported by the Open Philanthropy Project.