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Global bacon shortage "unavoidable," group says.

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(CBS News) - "BLTs next year might have to forego the B, according to a British trade group.

 

 

Britain's National Pig Association, "the voice of the British pig industry,"

warned recently that a global shortage of bacon and pork "is now unavoidable" because of shrinking herds.

 

 

The trade group reported Thursday that annual pig production for Europe's main pig producers fell across the board between 2011 and 2012, a trend that "is being mirrored around the world." The group tied the decline to increased feed costs, an effect of poor harvests for corn and soybeans.

 

 

Even though the pig association issued its dire prediction as part of a campaign to get British supermarkets to pay pig farmers more for their products, the possibility of a pork shortage received plenty of coverage in American news outlets.

 

 

But the projected decline isn't news to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In its

monthly outlook report (PDF) from August, the department linked a reduction next year in the United States to this year's drought in the Midwest. The government expects corn and soybean meal prices to go up and hog producers to cut production in an attempt to control losses in their operating costs."

 

 

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My consumption of pork was never high to begin with, so this bacon shortage won't matter to me much. Want a deterrent to eating pork, cook up some bacon, let the grease at the bottom of the pan sit. When it cools look at it. Ask yourself if you want all that fat in your arteries.

 

I now almost always eat Turkey bacon so i dont think i am affected by this crisis. :D

 

Great. The fat content isn't so high, however the sodium level is just a bit higher than that of regular bacon.

 

Man you would be jealous of all the $0.99 Buttterball turkey bacon that was avaliable for purchase once at my local 99 Only Cents Store back in '07.

Edited by Turbo19

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Bacon is for some reason the best food after a night out in the city or a bar in Brooklyn. I guess I'll have to resort to 3AM pancakes if this hits the U.S.

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Homer won't be happy..

 

Homer_simpson_bacon.png

 

Nor would I...

 

NO. KILL ALL THE PIGS. DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO, BUT NOT THE BACON!

 

 

Then they will become extinct.........

Edited by mark1447

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I now almost always eat Turkey bacon so i dont think i am affected by this crisis. :D

 

 

That's pretty much the bacon I eat now, although on rare occasions will I have some pork bacon.

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Turkey bacon ftw.

 

Finally after enough complaining, they only serve turkey bacon at my school now too!

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A shortage of pigs in Congress would be nice.

 

Anyhow, I'm unaffected as a part-time vegetarian. And when I eat any meat… it's not from a pig.

Edited by CenSin

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