Just like the smell of bacon, news that the weather would spur “a global bacon shortage” was irresistible. And much like the nutritional value of this fried pork product, the news value was...empty.

Credit Slate.com’s Matthew Yglesias for exposing the fat.

The so-called “bacon shortage”, Yglesias writes, is really just “a global increase in meat prices as a slightly delayed downstream consequence of the increase in corn prices.” No real shortage is likely on the horizon.

Fill up on the details on the faux bacon shortage at Slate.