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UBS puts its chief economist on leave following outrage over ‘Chinese pig’ comment

Confusion reigned over comments made by Paul Donovan, who offended the Chinese population after using the phrase "Chinese pig" in an interview.
A pork vendor in Hekou Yao Autonomous County in China's Yunnan province on May 3, 2019. The country is grappling with a steep decrease in pork production due to African swine flu.

China is killing a third of its pigs because of a gruesome and incurable fever, which could drive up the price of pork around the world

Beijing is urging farmers to cull infected pigs, which is devastating pork production. China is the world's largest producer and consumer of pork.

McDonald’s and Wendy’s are leaning into free bacon while the trade war pushes pork prices to their lowest point in a decade — but bo...

McDonald's and Wendy's have both leaned into bacon-heavy dishes as tariffs and other factors push pork prices lower.

US pork sales to China dropped by more than 250,000 tons last year as the trade war hits American farmers

Chinese pork imports from the US dropped more than 50% in 2018 as a result of the tariffs put in place during the Trump administration-led trade war.

Malaysia widens ban on pork products to prevent the African swine fever virus from spreading

Products such as canned pork, sausage casings, sliced pork and smoked ham from a few countries are temporarily banned in Malaysia.

The startup behind the first lab-grown pork links let us see how their sausage gets made — and said it slashed the cost from $2,500 to $216 in a...

New Age Meats, a Silicon Valley company funded by biotech startup hub IndieBio, let us taste the world's first cell-based pork sausage made without killing any animals in September. Since then, they've slashed production costs by 12x.

We tried the first lab-grown sausage made without killing animals. It was smoky, savory, and tasted like breakfast

A Silicon Valley startup called New Age Meats offered us a taste of the world's first pork sausage made in a lab without killing any animals. Here's how the cultured meat cooked, smelled, and tasted.

We tasted the first lab-grown sausage made without slaughtering any animals — here’s what it was like

New Age Meats, a Silicon Valley company funded by startup hub IndieBio, offered us a taste of the world's first pork sausage made without a farm. The cultured, or cell-based, meat is made from real pig cells.

The Trump administration is throwing $4.7 billion at US farmers to try and make up for the trade war pain

The US Department of Agriculture announced $4.7 billion in payments to corn, cotton, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean, and wheat farmers to help ease the pain of the trade war. The biggest chunk of the money, $3.6 billion worth, will go to soybean farmers.

The US restaurant industry could be the big winner of Trump’s trade war

President Donald Trump's trade war could whack many US businesses, but restaurants could actually be huge winners. The decline pork, corn, apple, and cheese prices could help save US restaurants millions.