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Oh the humanity!

http://nypost.com/20...g-pig-shortage/

Bacon lovers are getting socked in the piggy bank.

City butchers and restaurateurs are beginning to squeal for mercy after the price of bacon rose to the highest it's been in nearly 30 years - thanks to high demand and a shortage of healthy pigs.

"We've had to raise the prices in small increments in the last month," said Vincent Santiago, an employee at Staubitz meat market in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

The pork surge began last year when a virus swept through US farms in about 30 states and killed millions of pigs.
Bacon prices have shot up around 10 percent this year alone and reached an all-time high of $6.11 per pound, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Santiago said a half-pound slab of bacon now costs about $3.99, as opposed to last month when they were about a dollar cheaper.
"We don't like to raise prices, but this is what we do for a living," he added. "People are still buying it."

Thomas Perone, owner of Pig Guy NYC, said he's not happy about the skyrocketing price of pig products, but is absorbing the costs of the increase for now.

"The price of pork is through the roof right now," he said. "It's ridiculous."

Peter Sherman, owner of BarBacon in Hell's Kitchen, said the price hikes won't deter bacon lovers from purchasing and consuming it.

"You're talking about a product that every American has a craving for," he said.
 

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Turkey bacon is looking better all the time.
 

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Gentlemen, we need to head south and go hog hunting!!!!
 
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But Hillary was in Huntington yesterday..
 
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Been to the supermarket lately? $7.99 for a one pound package of Oscar Mayer. Interestingly, veggie bacon (can't get myself to try it yet) is almost as expensive. Bacon lovers unite. You have nothing to lose but your cheeseburgers!
 

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I still can't believe people pay money & eat pure FAT. Bacon is more than 50% fat !!!! Nasty Nasty Nasty Turkey bacon +1111111111
 

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And that gentlemen...reminds me of a tasteless politically incorrect old joke...

"What's the difference between a pig and a fox"?
"Around 6 beers and 3 shots of tequila."
 

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Supermarkets are the ultimate ripoff. Bacon prices have come down in the past few weeks. U won't see that in markets for a couple of months. Buy in bulk if u can, freeze the remaining. Depending on purveyor, some turkey bacon is actually very good. The one we use is great with good flavor and smoke.
 
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