This blog post from University of Oslo’s Centre for Development and the Environment argues that the spread of zoonotic diseases cannot be halted simply by closing wet markets (often portrayed in the Western media as the source of viruses). Rather, it argues, deeper changes in the food system are required, since zoonotic diseases have also been linked to deforestation and industrial meat production.
Read the full blog post here. See also the Foodsource resource How do livestock affect the risk of zoonotic disease emergence and spread? and read other COVID-19 content in the FCRN’s research library here.