𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟱 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯.
A deadly outbreak of avian flu has left South Africa’s poultry industry on the brink of disaster. With millions of chickens being culled, grocery stores are forced to ration meat and egg sales while the government imports eggs and meat to mitigate shortages over the festive season. But there is more than Christmas dinner at stake: some experts say the impact of the virus has been so devastating, it will take the industry 18 months to recover. And there’s a human face to the crisis, with thousands of jobs on the line, and some smaller independent suppliers facing financial ruin.
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