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    A-Pork-alypse is coming. Bacon shortage now unavoidable in 2013

    Worldwide bacon shortage ‘unavoidable’
    Is it pork-ageddon? Britain's National Pig Association has sounded the alarm that the world should brace for an "unavoidable" bacon and pork shortage next year.

    The cause of the trouble is high pig-feed costs caused by what it describes in a press release as "the global failure of maize and soya harvests."

    The organization notes that new data shows that pig herds are declining at a significant rate, not just in Britain, but around the world.

    The way out of this coming catastrophe is to subsidize pig farmers to stem the loss of their herds, says the industry group. The organization has also launched a "Save Our Bacon" campaign, which encourages consumers to buy British pork products.

    It's not just Europe that will be seeing shortages: The U.S. will also face a bacon shortage. The Guardian reports that the cost of bacon has doubled since 2006, and record droughts are to blame. Consumption of bacon is falling as prices have been rising.

    "It's not that people don't want to eat pork, it's just that they increasingly can't afford to," economist Steve Meyer told the publication. "We've been warning about this for years. Now that we are talking about bacon, we've really got everyone's attention."

    Sure do.


    The Twitter response was predictably massive, as commenters took to the microblogging site to bemoan the state of a future porkless plate. @TylerMachado posted, "Maybe we wouldn't be facing a bacon shortage if you twee hipsters didn't put bacon on cupcakes, in mixed drinks, etc." @AJackart added, overdramatically, "I am officially on suicide watch, this is tragic!"

    And @ACabot88 wrote, "The Mayans were right, the world is coming to an end."

    The Gothamist actually tried to suggest bacon alternatives—soy bacon, anyone?

    Few bacon lovers on Twitter seem inspired to try a meat-free diet. Unless forced. Posted @billy_reid_atl, "World without bacon? Say it isn't so! Enjoy it now... while you can."

    @Hilda was already thinking outside the grocery store: "All this bacon shortage talk has me thinking, if I can't have backyard chickens, maybe I can get away with a backyard pig?"

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    Well maybe if people stopped putting bacon in everything these days there wouldn't be a shortage....fat ****s..

    :shakes_cane:

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    Quote Originally Posted by TokyoJetsFan View Post
    subsidize pig farmers to stem the loss of their herds
    Herds.. of pigs?





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    Looks like there will be a run on SPAM.

    Boo-Yah! http://www.dailyfinance.com/quote/ny...foods-corp/hrl

    That's a freebie for you 47%ers.

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    As long as there isn't a shortage of t!tties.

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    Were already having an a-pork-alypse here. Its called the suicide of our football program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked View Post
    Well maybe if people stopped putting bacon in everything these days there wouldn't be a shortage....fat ****s..

    :shakes_cane:
    heretic.


    turkey bacon FTW!

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    Beef and chicken are in the same boat with the hog.

    Across the board everyone is raising their prices all based on the drought. All we need is an early freeze to kill the oranges, or some tainted lettuce to really get all our food prices through the roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2milehighJet View Post
    Beef and chicken are in the same boat with the hog.

    Across the board everyone is raising their prices all based on the drought. All we need is an early freeze to kill the oranges, or some tainted lettuce to really get all our food prices through the roof.
    a good opportunity for the Hampur couch potatoes to lose a little weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    a good opportunity for the Hampur couch potatoes to lose a little weight
    Only Stephen Hawking is in worse physical shape than you.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TokyoJetsFan View Post
    It's not just Europe that will be seeing shortages: The U.S. will also face a bacon shortage. The Guardian reports that the cost of bacon has doubled since 2006, and record droughts are to blame. Consumption of bacon is falling as prices have been rising.
    But I thought we wasn't going to haz teh baconz??

    I am confuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Only Stephen Hawking is in worse physical shape than you.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jetstream23 View Post

    ROR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked View Post
    Well maybe if people stopped putting bacon in everything these days there wouldn't be a shortage....fat ****s..

    :shakes_cane:
    Its the hipsters with their bacon on cupcakes, and bacon in cocktails, using up all the bacon that should be going on egg sandwiches and bacon cheeseburgers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Herds.. of pigs?





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    Sure I'v eheard of pigs...what's wrong, do you have some horrible tale involving pork porducts?

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    I read that 80% of the apple crop was lost this year.

    what will be bob for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    I read that 80% of the apple crop was lost this year.

    what will we bob for?
    Sausage?





    No more of this then

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCKCgXgh55w

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    You know what's good?

    You suck the jelly out of a jelly donut, then you fill it with bacon


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    Quote Originally Posted by jetswin View Post
    You know what's good?

    You suck the jelly out of a jelly donut, then you fill it with bacon

    LOLOL

    They can take his access, but they can't stop that sharp mind.

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