'Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus' threatens the price of pork

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Published on 14 Jul 2013, 11:00
A new virus is making its way to the United States and potentially could send the price of pork through the roof. The illness known as the "Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus" is killing entire populations of piglets in areas of Europe and China, but now farmers across the US have reported cases of the disease. So what does this mean for the food supply chain? Doctor Paul Sundberg, VP of Science and Technology for the National Pork Board, explains the possible threats.
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