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Relax! Predicted Bacon Shortage an Internet Hoax

Is a Bacon Shortage in the Future?
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Don’t worry, the bacon shortage predicted is hogwash.  In the age where you can’t believe anything you hear now over the internet or social media, another hoax had us all fooled.  It basically started with a press release that bacon prices may rise slightly:

It all began, strangely enough, with a press release from an obscure foreign trade association. The National Pig Association of the United Kingdom, you see, wants British customers to feel OK about the idea of paying a higher retail price for pork products. They’d particularly like it if British customers went out of their way to buy locally produced pork. And why wouldn’t they?

Read more about this at slate.com.  In the meantime, there is no reason to stock up on bacon.  Actually, there’s always a good reason to stock up on bacon.  It’s just delicious!

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