ECANADANOW.COM - A global shortage of products produced from pigs is expected to hit the U.K. and Europe over the next year before spreading around the rest of the world.
A combination of grain shortages leading to pig feed prices rising and European Union rules of pig welfare have hit the pork and bacon industry hard in 2012, reports the Huffington Post.
In a recent press release, the U.K.'s National Pig Association is warning that a "world shortage of pork and bacon next year is now unavoidable":
"New data shows the European Union pig herd is declining at a significant rate, and this is a trend that is being mirrored around the world. Pig farmers have been plunged into loss by high pig-feed costs, caused by the global failure of maize and soya harvests. All main European pig-producing countries report shrinking sow herds." click here to read more