October 1, 2012
This Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 photo shows strips of cooked Bacon at a home in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. A British farming organization is predicting a worldwide shortage of bacon and pork in 2013. The National Pig Association says global drought conditions are driving up the price of grain, a major staple in hog feed. It says pig farmers around the world are selling their herds because retail prices are not rising fast enough to cover the cost of record-high pig-feed costs. (The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)
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Bacon lovers can relax. They'll find all they want on supermarket shelves in the coming months, though their pocketbooks may take a hit.