The Bacon Shortage Truth

October 8, 2012 3:02 pm Published by 1 Comment

So there’s been a bunch of crazy talk about a bacon shortage? What is this? A bacon shortage? How could this be? OH MY GOD, MY BACON!

First of all, calm down. We understand that the thought of a bacon shortage is almost as terrifying as a zombie apocalypse starting because of “bath salts”… but you clearly have been a little misinformed.

As articles about an “Unavoidable Bacon Shortage” spread like Emma Watson nudey pics all over the internet; people within the social media forums were swept up into a frenzied panic. “But what are we going to do!?!” and “Say it isn’t so!” and “NOT THE BACON!”

The real issue? The drought this year has taken a toll on grain and corn crops which are our livestock’s feed. In truth, there is no shortage- just an increase in price. Changes in weather are unavoidable and this isn’t the first time our society has seen disappointing weather for the growth of our crops. Since the weather has taken a toll on livestock’s feed, the prices of their feed will rise up sharply. Thus, raising the cost of our beloved meat. While some economists are saying that the cost of bacon could rise to almost a 10 percent increase, other economists say it will only increase to 4 or 5 percent. This all depends on what kind of bacon you are purchasing and from where.

So… why the craziness? Why does every pork-lover on the internet have their panties up in a bunch?

What has actually caused the internet ‘Bacon Pandemonium’ is really an exaggerated press release from the UK’s Pig Association. While there is some truth to this situation, it isn’t as dire as everyone’s Facebook posts deem it to be. This “shortage” actually translates to a rise in bacon prices. But rest assured; beef will be the meat to end up receiving the most cost inflation while pork will be the lesser of the two. Therefore, it’s safe to say that you should eat bacon and eggs instead of a hamburger if you’re worried about cost. So skip the dinner and eat the breakfast. Yeah, bacon!

This summary of why your fears are invalid has been brought to you by: Slate and The Daily Beast


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  • acon Pandemonium’ is really an exaggerated press release from the UK’s Pig Association. While there is some truth to this situation, it isn’t as dire as everyone’s Facebook posts deem it to be. This “shortage” actually translates to a rise in bacon prices. But rest assured; beef will be the meat to end up receiving the most cost inflation while pork will be the lesser of the two. Therefore, it’s safe to say that you should eat bacon and eggs instead of a hamburger if you’re worried about cost. So skip the dinner and eat the breakfast. Yeah, bacon!

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