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Global Bacon Shortage Warned

With pork costs rising, Great Britain is facing a bacon and sausage shortage as pig farmers cut back on herd size. But the problem may soon become global.

In a recent press release, the U.K.'s National Pig Association is warning that a "world shortage of pork and bacon next year is now unavoidable":

New data shows the European Union pig herd is declining at a significant rate, and this is a trend that is being mirrored around the world. Pig farmers have been plunged into loss by high pig-feed costs, caused by the global failure of maize and soya harvests. All main European pig-producing countries report shrinking sow herds.

Source: Huffington Post. Read full article. (link)

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  • Bill||

    I wonder if there was more corn if they could buy more pig feed?

    Stop pushing the production of ethanol from corn might be one solution.

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