Forget about the giant methane plumes spewing out of the Arctic and Greenland melting! There’s a pending global bacon shortage because of weather-related poor harvests. Pork production in Europe fell in 2011 and 2012, the British Pig Association stated. Pork prices in Europe could double in 2013. At cause:
Increased feed costs, an effect of poor harvests for corn and soybeans.
The decline in pork production is mirrored in the United States where severe drought has impacted crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts the cost of soybeans and corn to go up, and pig farmers to cut herd size to control their operating losses.
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