CNBC's Jane Wells reports hog farmers are increasing production now that a deadly pig virus has subsided.
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.
Stan Ryan, Vice President at Cargill Corporate says that with markets more open now, there is less chances for a repeat of the 2008 food crisis. He explains more.
Soon, bacon won't be the only thing we'll need to hoard because of shortages.
After one pig industry group predicted a bacon shortage, Major League Eating reacted swiftly, issuing a ban on all bacon-eating contests.
One pig industry group is predicting a bacon — gasp! — shortage. Could it happen here in America? If it did, what would happen to society — looting, rioting? Bacon-related violence?!
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."
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