Skip to comments.Global bacon shortage "unavoidable," group says
Posted on 09/25/2012 10:04:52 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
(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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And in the UK and Europe, the percentage of Muslims is now what? 10%? 40%?
About 40 percent of the corn produced in America is used to make ethanol, a gasoline additive that ends up in most Americans’ gas tanks
I’m not sure if a bacon shortage is in Revelation, but it should be.
It’s an aporkalypse!
They will need to grill the heads of “Big Pork”.
There is no unavoidable bacon shortage - and, there is a cultural conflict resolution possibility.
Assume the world has some 1,500,000,000 Muslims stealing oxygen as I type this.
Assume 150 pounds average weight per Muslim and one realizes that there is some ten million long tons of hog feed available.
SOWEEEE, Here pig, Pig, PIG!
All these posts are too funny!
Another reason to lovd FPers.
If you’re old enough, you’ll remember the toilet paper shortage and a Johnny Carson induced shortage of paper clips.
Hmmmmmmmm . . . . and here in Texas and many other states there is a growing feral pig problem . . . . . I think I’m seeing a a solution . . . . but some how I think government regulations will hamper it.
“there is a cultural conflict resolution possibility”
Eeeeeeew . . . Are you suggesting a “Deadwood” pig feed solution?
Just when you think the news can’t get any worse ...