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Is a global bacon shortage imminent?

Sure, at The Dish we like salty-smoky rashers of bacon as much as the next guy, but the bacon-everything trend, which has been taken to absurd extremes, gives us cause to wonder whether it might be nice to see a little less of the stuff on local menus. It seems the universe agrees: according to Britain’s National Pig Association, a worldwide shortage of pork and bacon “is now unavoidable” due to high feed costs caused by poor corn and soybean harvests following this year’s droughts. Soon enough, bacon-laced cocktails and orgies of excess like the Bacon Explosion might be just another relic of a bygone age. Maybe that’s a good thing.