Industry group: bacon, pork shortage ‘unavoidable’. Whatever will we do?
Maybe the Mayans saw this coming in their end of the world
prophesies. Those who pray at the temple of bacon could see their world
crumbling to bacon bits this winter.
A world shortage of pork and bacon next year is “now unavoidable,” a British industry group said in a press release.
Britain's National Pig Association (NPA) says that pig herds in Europe
are shrinking. As if that isn’t bad enough, this trend is “being
mirrored around the world,” the group says in the release. Drought
conditions, especially in the U.S. and Russia, have taken a toll on the
price of the grain crops used for animal feed, and world food prices are
expected to reach record highs in 2013.
The number of slaughtered pigs could drop by as much as 10 percent in
the second half of next year, the NPA says. This would double the price
of European pork and pork products.
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