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Monday, September 24, 2012

Porkocalypse: Next Year May Bring a Worldwide Bacon Shortage

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 3:05 PM

click to enlarge Gather ye bacon while ye may. - FLICKR/DINNER SERIES

BREAKING NEWS EVERYONE. On the heels of our earlier video featuring Parks & Rec's Nick Offerman performing slam poetry about bacon, we have a devastating announcement: An industry group is claiming that a worldwide bacon shortage next year is "now unavoidable," reports the LA Times.

See Also:

- Watch Nick Offerman Perform Slam Poetry About Bacon

- Man Travels Across Country With No Money, Only Bacon

- Bacon-Flavored Coffee, Toothpaste, Candy Canes, and 33 More Ridiculous Bacon Products

As tempting as it is to blame the Internet and all those damn bacon-flavored products, it seems that the weather is the cause of this one -- drought conditions over the summer affected the corn and soybean crops, which led to less pork feed, which led to declining livestock herds, which will lead to a bacon and pork shortage, according to Britain's National Pig Association.

To quote our hero Ron Swanson once again... "I hate everything."

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