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Old 09-25-2012, 06:13 AM   #1
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Worldwide bacon shortage

The news is carrying the horrifying report that there will be a major bacon shortage next year. It results from piggy shortages Duse to drought related lack of feed. It is baked into the system so we need to start saving now.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:17 AM   #2
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Good. This should help reduce obesity rates...
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at five dollars a pound who can afford to eat it anyway?
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There is an option (in the dog treat isle of your local market, and the only "pig product" in it is bacon fat - probably derived from grease pits):
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There is an option (in the dog treat isle of your local market, and the only "pig product" in it is bacon fat - probably derived from grease pits):
I'd open it myself but I don't have any thumbs...
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Good. This should help reduce obesity rates...
Except for those of us who upped our bacon intake precisely to loose weight. And successfully, I might add.
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We don't need no stinkin pig.
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Forget $, here's a real crisis, the upcoming bacon shortage!
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Forget $, here's a real crisis, the upcoming bacon shortage!

Global bacon shortage "unavoidable," group says - CBS News

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Old 09-25-2012, 06:08 PM   #10
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We could take this opportunity to stop burning "corn" in our cars, but I'm sure the same farm lobby representing hog farmers represents corn farmers, so...

But seriously, I've been buying the already-cooked bacon of late. Seems expensive (per pound) but when you figure it out, I don't think it costs much more and each strip is absolutely perfect (same size and thickness - not shriveled up and burnt like my home-cooked bacon). The stuff keeps for months without refrigeration and tastes great. It's the perfect "survival" food as well. Important when you live in hurricane country.

So, before prices go to the moon, maybe we should stock up on several packages of this wonderful product. Naturally, YMMV.
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Maybe Porky will not pay many visits to this forum next year.
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Whoops, there's already another thread on this. I looked, but somehow I missed it, so I'd welcome a Mod killing this duplicate thread.
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Rats! I gave up BACON as a noble sarifice to the Cholesterol PO-lice.

So now I can't even fall off the wagon and cheat when they are not looking? .

The fake stuff is just not the same.

heh heh heh - nuts and twigs are taking over the world. Mybe start an open range for pigs movement.
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Whoops, there's already another thread on this. I looked, but somehow I missed it, so I'd welcome a Mod killing this duplicate thread.
I merged the two bacon threads, so as not to lose any posts. Carry on!
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We don't need no stinkin pig.
I like Morningstar.

Also, I bet turkeys might be getting a bit nervous now as that's also an alternative (I like that more than pork bacon) to the little piggies.
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Rats! I gave up BACON as a noble sarifice to the Cholesterol PO-lice.

So now I can't even fall off the wagon and cheat when they are not looking? .

The fake stuff is just not the same.

heh heh heh - nuts and twigs are taking over the world. Mybe start an open range for pigs movement.
Brings back memories of Yul Gibbons - "You know, some parts of the tree are edible."
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While we are on the topic of pigs...

A little pig humor:

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We have plenty of feral hogs here in Texas who are continuing to propagate even given the fact they can be legally hunted by air.
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Maybe the feral hogs will get a reprieve. Corn prices at the local elevator have dropped roughly 15% since the 2nd week of August. Ugh...
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