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  • The world's largest hog farming and pork processing company has agreed to be acquired by China's largest meat processor, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

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  • Bacon-Eating Contests Banned as Shortage Looms Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 9:33 AM ET
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  • Time to Panic? Predictions of a Coming Bacon Shortage! Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 2:14 PM ET

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    Sattler, however, isn't using cow manure but pig manure in an additive he's testing which can replace up to 15 percent of asphalt. A pilot project in Missouri "shows no signs of deterioration" and "appears to be performing well after having been in place for a year."

  • 10 Commodities With the Biggest Price Moves Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 11:56 AM ET
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    CNBC’s Analytics Team compiled a list of the 10 best and worst performing commodities in the CRB index. Click ahead to learn about the hot and the not-so-hot commodities of 2011.

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