Holy hog: Vietnam’s culinary love affair with pigs International

The Vietnamese lexicon recognizes pork as the standard meat. In the mind of a native speaker, the word “meat” simply means the flesh of a pig. Traditionally, Vietnamese people did not raise cows for meat or dairy products. Researchers have pointed out that unlike many Western countries, Vietnam did not have the rich meadows conducive […]

Vietnam to chop pork imports in mission to save pig farmers’ bacon International

Vietnam plans to cut pork imports and expand export markets for the meat as part of an unprecedented nationwide campaign to rescue pig farmers, the government said. Domestic prices have halved since late 2016, hitting VND23,000-25,000 (around $1) per kilogram in recent weeks. China, the world’s biggest pork consumer, recently stopped imports of live pigs across […]