SARS rumours prompt Chinese farmers to feed bananas to pigs
Stockpiled bananas are being fed to pigs on the island of Hainan, southern
China following rumours that the bananas may contain a SARS like virus and could
The rumour that Hainan bananas could cause cancer began after the island's
plantations were infected with a fungus blight called yellow wilt or Panama
China's Agriculture Minister, last month, dismissed the rumour that the
bananas might contain viruses similar to SARS, which killed nearly 800 people
before it was brought under control in 2003.
According to Chinanews.com, the price of bananas, at some markets, on Hainan
have fallen to almost nothing.
For the latest pig news, subscribe
To comment, login here
Or register to be able to comment.