World Wide Bacon Shortage Is Unavoidable

103420360 World Wide Bacon Shortage Is Unavoidable

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According to Britain’s National Pig Association, a world-wide shortage of pork and bacon next year is unavoidable.

Data suggests the European Union pig herd is declining at a significant rate, and that trend is being mirrored around the world.

The cost of pig feed has skyrocketed due to poor grain harvests, and Pig farmers have taken huge losses because of it. The problem isn’t just a European one, American farmers also struggle to keep their livestock fed.

The NPA believes slaughterings could fall by as much as 10 percent in the second half of next year, which indicates a potential doubling of the price of pork and pork products.

Sounds like you might want to start stockpiling those Oscar Mayer frozen bacon strips.

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