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(Huffington Post)   Killer pig virus wipes out a month's supply of the nation's bacon. OH THE HUMANITY   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2014-04-28 01:24:11 PM  
shiat just got real.
 
2014-04-28 01:41:54 PM  
Shall we do the same to people who contract the swine flu? Because I'm all for it.
 
2014-04-28 02:05:31 PM  
Good. Eat less meat. I know this is blasphemy here on Fark, but we need to eat less bacon.

Bacon is bad for the pigs, its bad for the environment, and its bad for your health

/rant.
 
2014-04-28 02:37:03 PM  
Killer Pig! Killer Pig!
Does whatever Killer Pig does
Can he swing from a web?
No he can't, he's a pig
Look out!
He's a Killer pig
 
2014-04-28 02:42:54 PM  
Everyone, calm down. Carol's got this shiat covered.

/all we have to do is look at the flowers
 
2014-04-28 03:57:19 PM  
FTFA:"Researchers also are exploring whether the widespread use of pig-blood byproducts in hog feed might have introduced the disease."

Didn't we learn not to feed animals their buddies with mad cow disease?!?!?!?!??
 
2014-04-28 04:17:39 PM  

vernonFL: Good. Eat less meat.


Yep.

And further, this is a story about the (probably painful) death of 10's of millions of animals. But the lack of bacon is what we care about. Nice.
 
2014-04-28 05:00:36 PM  

vernonFL: Good. Eat less meat. I know this is blasphemy here on Fark, but we need to eat less bacon.

Bacon is bad for the pigs, its bad for the environment, and its bad for your health

/rant.


flucto: vernonFL: Good. Eat less meat.

Yep.

And further, this is a story about the (probably painful) death of 10's of millions of animals. But the lack of bacon is what we care about. Nice.


I see the vegans have chimed in.  That was quick.
 
2014-04-28 05:00:59 PM  
2% = 1/2 math?
 
2014-04-28 05:01:13 PM  
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brooklynheightsblog.com
/w AYYYNN b c
 
2014-04-28 05:02:20 PM  

bigdog1960: 2% = 1/2 math?


Going store to buy bacon
 
2014-04-28 05:03:42 PM  
Don't worry. They'll make more.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-28 05:07:57 PM  

vernonFL: Good. Eat less meat. I know this is blasphemy here on Fark, but we need to eat less bacon.

Bacon is bad for the pigs, its bad for the environment, and its bad for your health

/rant.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRGz9xSP_SA
 
2014-04-28 05:09:20 PM  
That's all folks.
 
2014-04-28 05:10:25 PM  
meh, i needed to lose weight anyway.
 
2014-04-28 05:13:22 PM  
Let them eat Bac~Os®
 
2014-04-28 05:16:35 PM  
You say wipes out.  I say releases it for supply early.  Temporary oversupply!
 
2014-04-28 05:17:58 PM  
Maybe STOP DUMPING PIG shiat INTO THE RIVERS.
 
2014-04-28 05:18:01 PM  
FTFA:  PEDv was first diagnosed in Ohio last May and has spread within a year to 30 states with no reliable cure in sight. U.S. packing plants may produce almost 2 percent less pork in 2014, according to Ken Mathews, USDA agricultural economist.

2% less pork, 50% jump in prices.  Got it.
 
2014-04-28 05:19:41 PM  
Well that explains why the sausage I bought today was $5 a pound. I was wondering why prices had jumped so.
 
2014-04-28 05:22:07 PM  
Luckily my piglet supplier has not been hit by this yet.  He has a pretty closed herd, and in addition has his own truck and sells mostly direct to consumer, so no interaction with processing plants or for hire trucks, further lowering his risk.  My sister in law's boyfriend has lost over 20,000 piglets so far, though.  He is considering spending a couple million to build an on-site truck wash to steam clean/sanitize every truck coming in or out.  Of course his collateral on that would be his possibly infected pigs, so getting funding may be a bit dicey.
 
2014-04-28 05:23:05 PM  
A month's supply, Subby?

Sounds like an hour's worth.
 
2014-04-28 05:26:00 PM  
So, let's see....
Beef herds are at their lowest in over fifty years. And beef prices are at their highest in at least a decade or two.
Tyson has a monopoly on chickens from eggs to market and can choose whatever prices it wants. prices which are unnaturally high.
Now pork is going to go through the roof.
The Obama Administration tried to reign in the meat trust, but Republican allies made sure that went nowhere.
Pretty much all fish stocks are contaminated out the wazoo with heavy metals.

We're farked. Hope you guys like tofu.
 
2014-04-28 05:26:16 PM  
Turkey bacon is better, anyway.
 
2014-04-28 05:30:43 PM  
So hog nutritionist is a thing huh?
 
2014-04-28 05:30:54 PM  
Looks like I'll be making a lot of chicken and turkey sausage for the next year. Maybe buy and slaughter a couple sheep now that the Easter lamb season is over.

Speaking of that, look to see more Aussie and NZ lamb in the stores.
 
2014-04-28 05:33:21 PM  

vernonFL: Good. Eat less meat. I know this is blasphemy here on Fark, but we need to eat less bacon.

Bacon is bad for the pigs, its bad for the environment, and its bad for your health

/rant.


Not gonna argue. I will still be sad though.

/eats it maybe once a month...
 
2014-04-28 05:39:42 PM  

vernonFL: Eat less meat


Not just "no", but "HELL NO".
 
2014-04-28 05:40:19 PM  
Has anyone seen the movie Contagion?
 
2014-04-28 05:41:08 PM  
Ooh, me too.
 
2014-04-28 05:42:32 PM  
Well the good news is that we have an abundance of 'Long Pig' that could work as a substitute in the market.
 
2014-04-28 05:44:41 PM  

vernonFL: Good. Eat less meat. I know this is blasphemy here on Fark, but we need to eat less bacon.

Bacon is bad for the pigs, its bad for the environment, and its bad for your health

/rant.


REDMEATOOGABOOGA
 
2014-04-28 05:44:51 PM  

SquiggsIN: abhorrent1: So hog nutritionist is a thing huh?

believe it or not, farming takes a lot of science.  (if you want to be good at it)


Oh I believe it. I assume these guys are employed by feed companies or something. Just never heard that.
 
2014-04-28 05:45:13 PM  
I read that as OH-THE-HANNITY and thought somehow it was just as appropriate.
 
2014-04-28 05:45:19 PM  

vernonFL: Good. Eat less meat. I know this is blasphemy here on Fark, but we need to eat less bacon.

Bacon is bad for the pigs, its bad for the environment, and its bad for your health

/rant.


Bacon specifically is bad? Worse than ham, pork chops, and/or sausages?

//not pro-bacon, but not against it either.
 
2014-04-28 05:46:19 PM  
Bacon, sausage and ham are very good for pigs. Without them there would be less pigs.
 
2014-04-28 05:49:46 PM  

vernonFL: we need to eat less bacon.


Ya know...I like you, I do. But this is the dumbest damn thing I've ever read...and I spend all day on Fark. Eat LESS bacon? HOGWASH!
 
2014-04-28 05:51:13 PM  

vernonFL: Good. Eat less meat. I know this is blasphemy here on Fark, but we need to eat less bacon.

Bacon is bad for the pigs, its bad for the environment, and its bad for your health

/rant.


i60.tinypic.com

also:

http://artco.co.nz/bacon.html
 
2014-04-28 05:52:42 PM  

vernonFL: Good. Eat less meat. I know this is blasphemy here on Fark, but we need to eat less bacon.

Bacon is bad for the pigs, its bad for the environment, and its bad for your health

/rant.


Steve Erwin- "What we have here is an 800 lb gorilla. I'm gonna poke it with this stick."
 
2014-04-28 05:53:43 PM  
Yeah, and im being serious here: all anyone is concerned about is the price of bacon.

There are live animals who are literally shiatting themselves to death.

Oh i know..theyre "just" animals (and lets face it...i shoot my share of deer every year) but keeping them in inhumane conditions where its just a matter of time until some kind of epidemic like this comes along is just sad.
 
2014-04-28 05:54:00 PM  
My local Menards has bacon for $4.99 after a $2 Mail in rebate, so your argument is invalid.

/Also it was cold today, so global warming is fake.
 
2014-04-28 05:57:45 PM  

The more you eat the more you fart: Yeah, and im being serious here: all anyone is concerned about is the price of bacon.

There are live animals who are literally shiatting themselves to death.

Oh i know..theyre "just" animals (and lets face it...i shoot my share of deer every year) but keeping them in inhumane conditions where its just a matter of time until some kind of epidemic like this comes along is just sad.


Agreed.  I say this as someone who loves cooking all parts of the pig.  I prefer that they die quickly and cleanly without suffering.
 
2014-04-28 05:58:52 PM  

LandOfChocolate: The more you eat the more you fart: Yeah, and im being serious here: all anyone is concerned about is the price of bacon.

There are live animals who are literally shiatting themselves to death.

Oh i know..theyre "just" animals (and lets face it...i shoot my share of deer every year) but keeping them in inhumane conditions where its just a matter of time until some kind of epidemic like this comes along is just sad.

Agreed.  I say this as someone who loves cooking all parts of the pig.  I prefer that they die quickly and cleanly without suffering.


Seconded.

And no nitrates please.
 
2014-04-28 05:59:21 PM  
I remember that there's a theory that pigs introduced the Native Americans to measles before any of them met a european. Think about that for a minute or three.
 
2014-04-28 06:00:20 PM  

goldwarbird: Well that explains why the sausage I bought today was $5 a pound. I was wondering why prices had jumped so.


I have been paying $9-11 for  fresh babyback ribs. I went to the store about an hour ago and they were priced at $24-26.
 I guess we'll be eating chicken for a while.
 
2014-04-28 06:02:50 PM  

zulius: Turkey bacon is better, anyway.


lies!

www.hemplers.com
There is nothing better than this on a BLT with avocado.
 
2014-04-28 06:10:30 PM  
This better not affect prices of my beloved turkey bacon. Pig bacon is disgusting. Once I got used to not eating pork I realized it has a really foul odor/flavor. It's kind of subtle, but once you smell it you can't un-smell it.
 
2014-04-28 06:15:03 PM  

JoieD'Zen: There is nothing better than this on a BLT with avocado


These are called "BLAT"s, please update your vocabulary.
 
2014-04-28 06:15:56 PM  
If people were not supposed to eat pigs, Mother Nature would not have made them out of delicious, nutritious pork.

I'll just need to add more $$ to the meat budget if the supply gets tight.
 
2014-04-28 06:19:31 PM  
Even Kermit knows about meat-candy.

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