I was astounded to see that a Think Tank in Europe has said that a Bacon shortage is Unavoidable, due to drought and such. There are less fat pigs in this world and the cost of feed is causing the farmers to sell off their stock because of the costs.
I am hoping that all of this fear mongering when it comes to a Swine Shortage to be Hogwash, but I may start stock piling pigs in my backyard just because the little darlings are so darn cute.
This may have caused many bacon lovers to go into a high level of alert, due to a lack of their favorite food group (yes Bacon is a food group), that the hoarding of bacon might be on the horizon. These lovers of this salted delight might go whole hog and cause shortages right now, but that may only be putting the pig before the cart. There have also been comments that this type of fear mongering is coming from economists who are as crooked as a pig’s tail. I agree that we should not buy a pig in a poke by blindly agreeing with these economists view of a bacon shortage. Given the North American economy is already bleeding like a stuck pig in terms of price increases creating this kind of shortage concern is as dirty as a pig in a sty. I am confident that soon we will all be living high on the hog in terms of bacon even if bacon prices go hog-wild.
Even Homer Simpson the pen ultimate bacon lover is concerned that his intake of the tasty morsels might drop, but he courageously answered when asked if he would cut down on his bacon intake “In a Pig’s Eye!!”
Remember anything wrapped in bacon is just better!