Wednesday, September 26, 2012
A Worldwide Bacon Shortage? Say It Ain't So
I had previously posted something about the drought in the midwest causing higher feed prices for cattle, and farmers having to make some hard choices. Now, it has spread to pigs as well. Pig feed is made using maize and soya plants, which are also failing due to droughts around the world. So, the price of pig feed is rising as well, and this could result in higher prices for pork-based products, such as bacon, if not shortages.
I have cut back on my bacon consumption, and when I make eggs, I usually use turkey bacon instead. It's a lot easier to clean afterwards, as turkey bacon doesn't leave behind the grease that regular bacon does, and I don't mind the taste. But there's still nothing like bacon though, and I don't think I can live without the occasional BLT sandwich. I do think we've gotten out of hand with our passion towards bacon, so a shortage may not be such a bad thing. People put the shit in everything nowadays, from cakes to ice cream sundaes.