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Bacon prices at all time high because of pig shortage

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Bacon prices at all time high because of pig shortage

By Stella Inger. CREATED Aug 6, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV)-- Here's news that could cause some queasiness in meat lovers. The price of bacon is now at its highest point in 30 years.

It's because of a combination of high demand and a shortage of healthy pigs.

Last year,  a virus killed millions of pigs in farms across more than 30 states. The lack of pork product has now placed bacon at about $6.11 a pound.

We're also in the midst of what's being called bacon mania in the food world. The payment company 'Square' reported that last month bacon was the most popular burger and sandwich topping in five major cities.    

Stella Inger

Stella Inger

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Stella Inger anchors the 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 PM news with Guy Atchley. When not working, Stella loves to volunteer in her community. She enjoys working with children and helping homeless animals find loving homes.