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National Pig Association of Britain Warns Of Global Bacon Shortage

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A plate of bacon, sausage, potatoes, eggs and toast is seen. The National Pig Association of Britain is warning the world of a global bacon shortage. (AP Photo) A plate of bacon, sausage, potatoes, eggs and toast is seen. The National Pig Association of Britain is warning the world of a global bacon shortage. (AP Photo)

Britain's National Pig Association is warning the world of a global bacon shortage.

High pig-feed costs are being blamed for what the organization says will be an "unavoidable" bacon and pork shortage that will create a worldwide decline of pig herds.

Apparently, the cost of bacon has doubled since 2006, and record droughts aren't helping.

With less people eating bacon and unwilling to pay the high prices, the lack of demand is hurting farmers.

But perhaps what's more dramatic is the massive response on Twitter, with comments like, "I am officially on suicide watch, this is tragic!" from one user and, "The Mayans were right, the world is coming to an end..." from another user.

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