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Cutting-edge Food Technology is our best defence against another Wuhan – The Commentator

The threat humanity faces from the transmission of infectious diseases from the food we eat isn’t unique to China’s wet markets. Our search for truly ‘clean meat’ can only be delivered through the embrace of cutting-edge food science, says Paul Cuatrecasas, Founder and CEO of Aquaa Partners and author of Go Tech or Go Extinct.

It’s still hard to fathom the Coronavirus world in which we continue to live. More bewildering is how we got here.

The prevailing theory is that the pandemic was triggered by the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 into the human population after the virus first spread from its native host, bats, to an intermediary animal, possibly a pangolin. Ground zero for the transmission is thought to have been the Wuhan wet market.

The idea is given credence by the fact a previous outbreak of another coronavirus, dubbed SARS, began at a similar market in 2002, after that virus spread from bats to civets...

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