The Chinese eat more pork than any other country on Earth. The country also produces the most. But the ongoing pandemic alongside growing fears of African swine fever, have made many Chinese rethink their eating habits.
Just days after a boar with African swine fever was found in Germany, the country's pork producers have been cut off from key Asian markets. Japan joined China, South Korea and Singapore in halting German pork imports.
Coronavirus outbreaks in abattoirs have brought our taste for meat sharply into focus. The industry is associated with poor working conditions and is damaging the climate. So what other high-protein options are there?
China has blacklisted four red-meat-processing plants in Australia, suspending beef imports from them. The move is being widely seen as retaliation amid a bilateral dispute over the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Regeln am Band" (Rules on the assembly line) is ostensibly about a meat industry that has also become a ground zero for coronavirus. But Yulia Lokshina's award-winning documentary is really about the people involved.
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