More on why outright banning of ‘wet markets’ (while ‘giving virologists the heebie-jeebies’) won’t work
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More on why outright banning of ‘wet markets’ (while ‘giving virologists the heebie-jeebies’) won’t work

Reposted from ILRI News, written by Susan MacMillan Liam Taylor, a reporter for The Economist, recently interviewed Uganda-based food safety experts at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and at Uganda’s premiere university, Makerere, in development of an article about whether wet markets will be banned in the wake of COVID-19. Continue reading

Experts call on African countries to prioritize food safety in urban food markets
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Experts call on African countries to prioritize food safety in urban food markets

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa launched its 2020 Africa Agriculture Status Report during the African Green Revolution Forum virtual summit hosted in Kigali, Rwanda on 8-11 September 2020. This year’s report focuses on the challenges of feeding Africa’s cities and the opportunities available to smallholder farmers and agribusinesses to meet the needs … Continue reading

Wildlife markets in the pandemic: Prohibit or preserve them? Ban or promote them?
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Wildlife markets in the pandemic: Prohibit or preserve them? Ban or promote them?

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), which is suspected to have originated in a bat or other wild animal, calls are increasing for bans on consuming game meat or selling it in the traditional fresh markets ubiquitous in low- and middle-income countries, also known as ‘informal’ or ‘wet’ markets. … Continue reading