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Bacon shortage overblown, analysts say

8:52 AM, Sep 28, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Upon further review, reports of a full-on bacon shortage by mainstream and social media are not nearly as dire as they originally sounded.

A new NBC News report reveals some harder figures behind the impending pork shortage.

NBC's Ben Popken takes a whimsical approach to breaking down why Americans have nothing to worry about.

The story points to why any perceived shortage is not of great concern, and is a result of weak U.S. soybean and corn crops. Both are key ingredients in hog meal, driving up its cost.

Even the price hikes associated with the drought will be temporary, experts say.

To read the full story and weigh the facts for yourself, CLICK HERE.

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