Yes, I loves me some bacon. Not bacon ice cream. No bacon muffins. Somehow earth has more pigs than ever, or humanity cannot find enough uses to increase bacon sales. Lydia Mulvany explains:
America is sitting on a mountain of uneaten bacon.
More than 40 million pounds (18,000 metric tons) of pork bellies, the cut used for bacon making, were sitting in refrigerated warehouses
Should not oversupply and under-demand reduce prices? I checked the grocery store. It didn’t. Someone is lying.
So far, that’s mostly led to an excess for U.S. supplies. But the glut could be short-lived if recent Chinese buying is any indication. Export sales of American pork have soared to weekly records, buoyed by purchases from the Asian country.
Well, pigs can fly. To China.