Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Mayan Calendar Isn't Scary; A Bacon Shortage Is Scary

Homer Simpson might need to seek counseling: there might be a bacon shortage.
Might want to get your fill of ham this year, because "a world shortage of pork and bacon next year is now unavoidable," according to an industry trade group.
Blame the drought conditions that blazed through the corn and soybean crop this year. Less feed led to herds declining across the European Union “at a significant rate,” according to the National Pig Assn. in Britain.
And the trend “is being mirrored around the world,” according to a release (hat tip to the Financial Times).

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