Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Global bacon shortage "unavoidable," group says


(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.






  1. My advice is to stock up during the seasonal sales (Hams & Turkeys during the holidays...I've already picked up my first .99/lb ham of the season) and take advantage of the short term drop in price on pork products due to the 30% increase in supply this year from farmers culling their herds.
    Then...Roll your own: http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/kelley131.html

    And if you don't have a freezer: http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/gay127.html

    That should carry you through the high prices of next year (and pray that next years corn crop is at least 'normal' if not above average)

  2. That video would make a nice romantic replacement for the standard seasonal yule log video. Nothing sexier than a pan of frying bacon. Well, close to nothing.


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