'Unavoidable' Bacon Shortage Leads to Twitter Hysteria

Christine Erickson
'Unavoidable' Bacon Shortage Leads to Twitter Hysteria
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1. BaconCamp

This could be the end times for the Internet's ironically favorite breakfast food: bacon.

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Due to drought conditions that decimated the corn and soybean crop this year, "a world shortage of pork and bacon next year is now unavoidable," according to an industry trade group.

The drought produced less feed, which led to herds declining across the European Union “at a significant rate,” according to the National Pig Association in Britain.

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Twitter users reacted to the news in hysterics, calling it an "aporkalypse." Perhaps not using the meat product as currency, websites and forms of medication would be a good place to start the conservation effort.

In the meantime, here's what Twitter users have to say about the endangered breakfast staple.

Stock up while you still have time, people.

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1. BaconCamp

Chefs and bacon enthusiasts came together in San Francisco for BaconCamp, an event for discussing, demonstrating and sampling various bacon-themed treats. The project was completely funded.

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