Don’t go bacon my heart: US says pig shortage claims are mere porkies

But the Ohio Pork Council, which initially pointed out the problem, quickly sought to calm the situation by saying the US is producing “more pigs than ever”.The low reserves have been put down to the fact that fresh supplies were being produced more quickly, and less was being frozen.  Share Bacon is cut from frozen pork belly, so the data showing reserves had hit 8.2m kg in December (down from 22.7m kg the year before) was a particular concern for a country that will not be parted from its bacon, as demonstrated in this thought-provoking documentary: US pork producers have been forced to defend themselves after a ham-fisted online debate led many to believe the nation was short of bacon.Read more: Say cheese: Londoners love burgers more than anyone else Helen Cahill Thursday 2 February 2017 9:17 am Concerns surfaced on Twitter under hashtags #BaconShortage and #BaconReserves after the US Department of Agriculture data showed frozen pork belly reserves were waning.Our generation’s greatest crisis: The #BaconShortage https://t.co/cvSO6gZgtC #BaconReserves @TedRall pic.twitter.com/HGPrKwTjXg— Sputnik (@SputnikInt) February 2, 2017 Don’t go bacon my heart: US says pig shortage claims are mere porkies whatsapp whatsapp

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