Is a Bacon Shortage on the Way?
One of the most popular foods in America may be tougher to find come next year.
Grub Street is reporting (via the Financial Times) that a bacon shortage is "inevitable," as the price of pork will increase during the next year or so due to worldwide drought conditions of late (affecting soybean and corn crops). This in turn will increase bacon prices--and the prices of other pork products--and make bacon and other pig-based items more scarce. An article in the Los Angeles Times mentions that the number of slaughtered pigs could drop by 10% during the second half of 2013, which would double the price of pork from Europe.
More information on the potential bacon shortage can be found at the National Pig Association link below:
National Pig Association Press Releases