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Old 09-26-2012, 12:15 AM   #1
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Aporkalypse!!!



Bacon shortage predicted for 2013: 5 ways you can help

http://www.chicagonow.com/going-for-gusto/2012/09/bacon-shortage-predicted-for-2013-5-ways-you-can-help/


How to survive a bacon shortage

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/all-we-can-eat/post/how-to-survive-a-bacon-shortage-twitter-guide/2012/09/25/440944a4-0739-11e2-858a-5311df86ab04_blog.html

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Old 09-26-2012, 01:11 AM   #2
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(And the Chi-Trib article...)

Well first of all you've reminded me that I haven't made rumaki in a long time, and I've got to put an end to that right now. (Let's see now, chicken livers or duck livers???) Second, also reminded I haven't had a BLT in a long time (or BELT, same + a fried egg), gotta do that again soon too. And club sandwiches...

But no baby back ribs??? Oh nooooooes! And my pork chops in pineapple curry sauce??? Won't be quite the same without pork although it can be transliterated into chicken etc.

I'm very fond of Asian cuisine, and you know how that works out: Choice of chicken, beef, pork or shrimp (shrimp $2 extra). I guess if we don't got pigs I'll just cook the same recipes with chicken/beef/shrimp/lamb etc.


The Chi-Trib story doesn't make a lot of sense to me, maybe because I don't understand farming? If the farmers are culling their pig herds (flocks? covens?) then they won't have anything to sell next year... Seems to me like they're going to be in a bad place if they cut the supply. I don't see the price/demand curve giving them an equivalent income if the supply drops and demand increases at the higher price. Like I said, people will just switch to chicken/beef/shrimp/lamb (shrimp $2 extra).

Maybe chicken is the new red meat...

Um, could somebody please make me a porktini? Shaken, not stirred...
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:55 AM   #3
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Greg, so good to see you back :)

We were worried about you!!

Where's Greg?
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:35 AM   #4
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I heard on the radio yesterday that Canadian farmers are only culling their heards by about 105 so we may be ok up here. Bacon will be in demand. I would have to say that I eat pork quite a bit but rarely eat bacon....
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:00 PM   #6
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:59 AM   #7
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Maybe dog is the new pork...
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:14 AM   #8
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The Chi-Trib story doesn't make a lot of sense to me, maybe because I don't understand farming? If the farmers are culling their pig herds (flocks? covens?) then they won't have anything to sell next year... Seems to me like they're going to be in a bad place if they cut the supply. I don't see the price/demand curve giving them an equivalent income if the supply drops and demand increases at the higher price.
You're joking, right? If not, quite simply, farmers switch to another commodity or the bank forecloses and there is a huge auction and the family farm is sold. Personally, everyone who eats should understand farming. Farmers grow what we eat. Google "understanding farming" to gain some insight.

There are three collective nouns used for a group of pigs: drift, herd, or team.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:59 PM   #9
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omg pacanis, what in the world are we gonna DO?
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:28 PM   #10
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...Farmers grow what we eat...

Huh? No one's eating bacon, other pork products? If the farmers stop raising pork and switch to something else, what would it be that's more popular than pork?
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