- Pork prices are close to record highs, with the price of one hundred pounds of fresh pork belly hitting $189.
- In June, a pound of bacon hit a record average of $4.92 in urban grocery stores.
- The spike in price can be attributed to Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, which is believed to have killed hundreds of thousands of piglets.
From the article
...Good growing conditions for corn have kept prices of hog feed down, so there's no reason to cry 'aporkalypse' quite yet. But the days of throwing delicious, crispy bacon around, expense be damned, are numbered...