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View Poll Results: Is the bacon shortage real
Yes, get out there and stock up now. 2 9.52%
No! get over and eat some more bacon you fat ass 7 33.33%
OMG the world is ending, must buy pigs. 12 57.14%
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Old September 26th, 2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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Default Bacon Shortage

How did this not make GL4x4 yet?

http://www.freep.com/article/2012092...xt|FRONTPAGE|p

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Bacon lovers should savor buying the salty meat now.

Experts say that in a year’s time there will be less pork available, which will mean significantly higher prices at the supermarket.

Drought conditions this summer have driven up the cost of corn, a main source of feed for hogs. Farmers have been sending more animals to slaughter -- including breeding sows -- to reduce their herds and cut costs.

So right now, we have an oversupply of pork.

”Prices will remain stable and might even come down” this year, said Andy Dietrick, director of public relations for Indiana Farm Bureau. But by this time next year, when farmers are no longer sending as many animals to slaughter, less pork will be available.

”As we get into next year and supply is low, demand remains steady and prices will go up,” he said.

I got a text today saying there could be a bacon shortage. So after a stop at Kroger to buy a couple packages to ensure I had some stocked up, to confirm it when I got home I came to what is usually a good resource for bacon news. I was saddened that there was no thread about the so called coming bacon shortage that should affect the worlds supply. So I decided to make one myself.

Fortunately, I did a little more research through the googlebox and found that it might not be as bad as my text message implied.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...9258_blog.html

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This may well be the happiest day of my life.

I have just heard the three words that mattered most, those three words that every girl longs to hear at some moment in her life.

No Bacon Shortage.

At Slate, Matthew Yglesias points out that the dolorous reports from the UK’s National Pig Association of an “unavoidable bacon shortage” have been greatly exaggerated.

Yes, the price of bacon will rise, possibly by as much as 2.5 percent, an aftershock from the drought that drove up the price of corn and other crops used to feed pigs. But it will not be the nightmare we had imagined.

There is no unavoidable bacon shortage.
However the price will still probably go up so get your bacon now.
There is also no bacon smiley on GL4X4. How is this possible?

If this is a repos t and my search skills suck. Flame away.
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Old September 26th, 2012, 09:45 PM   #2
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Meh, gas and diesel keep going up too but I am willing to pay for luxuries such as driving and motorized activities/wheelering.
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Old September 27th, 2012, 06:01 AM   #3
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Old September 27th, 2012, 06:32 AM   #4
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Old September 27th, 2012, 07:28 AM   #5
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Old September 27th, 2012, 07:50 PM   #6
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If this is the case, Epic Meal Time is doomed.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 12:31 PM   #7
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I just tried beef bacon the other day from a good meat market. It was damn good.
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This started as a joke, but it's spread around the web proves that people will believe anything.
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