The World Is Running Out of Bacon

By Gana Alampalle on at

Doom-mongers and, err, analysts, down at the National Pig Association (yes, that's a real organisation), have warned us of an imminent threat to the global pork supply, one of the most delicious consumed meats in the world. But how could the bacon run dry, and why?

Well, according to the BBC, the drought hit US maize harvest has dramatically increased the wholesale price of cereal, i.e pig grub. The escalating prices of the bacon-producing meat, could end the age of the cheap cuts or, worse still, force the already stretched farmers to shut down production. No-one. Panic. [BBC]

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