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Slate: No looming bacon shortage

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’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.

Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.


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