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The Web lost its mind over the prospect of a bacon shortage. Experts now say we won’t be pork-free any time soon.

Discussion:  There may be a shortage of bacon next year.  Whoa.  Due to drought conditions in Europe, soybean and corn corps were ruined.  This means less food for humans–and pigs.  There might not be enough food to feed the pigs, making keeping them a financial burden.  This means there my be a shortage of bacon in 2013.  

Source:  CNN News

Date:  September 28, 2012


Discussion Questions:

  • What other commodities might be affected by seasonal conditions such as drought and temperature variations?
  • With all of our technological advances, how could something like a bacon shortage happen?  Why don’t we have a solution for this seemingly trivial problem?

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