Americans Are Eating So Much Bacon That Reserves Are at a 50-Year Low

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Date: February 5th, 2017

baconU.S. bacon reserves have hit a 50 year low.

The non-profit Ohio Pork Council said that demand for frozen pork belly, often made into bacon, has far outpaced supply, USA Today reports.

“Today’s pig farmers are setting historic records by producing more pigs than ever. Yet our reserves are still depleting,” said Rich Deaton, the group’s president.

With low reserve levels, prices have increased; the cost of pork belly rose by 20% in January, according to the council.  More

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