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Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 09/25/2012

How to survive a bacon shortage: Twitter guide

Tag this under #aporkalypse, #catastrophe, #noooooooo....

The news? Britain’s National Pig Association’s prediction that a shortage of pork and bacon will befall global markets next year, a result of failed maize and soya harvests that supply pig herders with feed.

Or if you sympathize with Twitter personality-author @RuthBourdain , it’s a fulfillment of Mayan prophecy and vegans shall soon rule the world.

Bacon lovers have jumped on Twitter to express their various stages of grief, including denial (@FatChickinLA Nooooooooo it is a nightmare.), depression (@AJackart I am officially on suicide watch, this is tragic!) and blame (@TylerMachado Maybe we wouldn't be facing a bacon shortage if you twee hipsters didn't put bacon on cupcakes, in mixed drinks, etc.).

But in the words of Douglas Adams , don’t panic. We’ve compiled a few tips from level-headed tweeters to help calm pork-xiety.

By Cara Kelly  |  03:41 PM ET, 09/25/2012

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