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We've Hit Peak Bacon, People. Everybody Panic

The price of bacon keeps getting heftier.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average price of a pound of bacon in American cities rose another 6 cents in June, to an all-time high of $6.11. That's a 14 percent increase since June 2013 and a whopping 41 percent more than it cost in June 2012, when people were already writing articles about how expensive bacon was. Here's a graph illustrating the dramatic rise in bacon prices over the past couple years:


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"If you allow central pig

"If you allow central pig farmers to control the issuance of bacon and steal your eggs through manipulation of bacon inflation and bacon deflation, your children and grand children will wake up starving and homeless, lucky to get by on a crusty dried half piece of bologna and a couple of blue jay eggs they found in the park."

Broadcasting from the globalist occupied country formerly known as Canada

Its very sad.

We are getting porked by pork.

Money talks and dogs bark

That's the sodium nitrate/nitrite verision.

REAL bacon has been over $10 a pound for several years now.

You'd be lucky to even find a 16oz. pack of real bacon in stores now as they have all gone to 12oz. trying to keep a ≈ $8 price point.

Bernanke's rebuts:

"We've been very, very clear that we will not allow bacon inflation to rise above 2 percent."

"Although bacon inflation is generally good, bacon inflation that is too low can pose risks to the economy - especially when the pork-barrel economy is struggling."

Thats funny

SU wwwweeeet. Like to see the silver price going up too.

Money talks and dogs bark

I thought this was gonna be another police-state thread...


Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Hog virus

There is / was a pig virus spreading around the country that was killing large numbers of piglets. I understand it was traced to the feed. I don't know if the industry has gotten the problem under control yet, or not. In the mean time the disease is cutting the supply of pigs.

[F]orce can only settle questions of power, not of right. - Clyde N. Wilson

Free Ranging Hogs

A ranch manager in Brooks Co., Texas, said he won’t eat wild hogs caught near the border because they are known to feed on dead illegal aliens.

Ron Paul Was Right

Actually I think this represents

the overall rise in goods and services, especially food in this case.

3 days ago after a 2 mile race I stopped with the wife to get some bacon. I commented to her that the price had gone up and she stated we were going the way of Europe. I do not know the validity of this, but her statement was that food in Europe had gone up to the point it was requiring a substantial percentage of their budgets just to eat. Regardless of Europe, due to inflation and manipulation of the markets, it is costing me more to feed my family. I have seen an increase in our food budget the last 2 years and most of it the last 6 months.

It is my opinion that this is another form of slavery in action. I think the goal of the PTB is to have every arena of life controlled; food, lodging, health care, education, etc. The more it costs me to live the more I have to work and the more I am invested in the system. There is a war for every budgetary item you have.


"Two months of sharp increases in food prices show grocers are starting to pass along their higher wholesale costs to consumers."

Plenty of feral hogs in Texas.

And plenty of fat pigs in D.C.

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
Thomas Sowell

I need my own pigs

love that bacon

When you have your own pig you can turn

the entire thing into bacon.



"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

I'd like to see that chart based on silver.

Makes me wonder if 5 pounds of bacon was around a dollar back in the 60's?

scawarren's picture

79 cents per lb in 66

Bacon 79 cents per pound New Jersey 1966


It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain
Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it's wrong. - Ron Paul


Let's picnic!!!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Those that control the food

Control the people.

Money talks and dogs bark

And a hungry mob

is an angry mob

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

ConstitutionHugger's picture

I do think the demand for bacon is increasing

we as a society, are no longer ashamed of our love of bacon. It's added to everything now (donuts, salads, soda (see photo below). Even on my super healthy recipe site (wellnessmama.com) she adds bacon to lots of dishes.
So bacon might not be the best marker of things to come (other than lots of satisfied appetites).

Joel Salatin

Why Pastured Bacon is $9 lb


I don't know why, but this

I don't know why, but this post makes me thirsty...
Soda, anyone???

Ron Paul on his son Rand Paul:
"he does a lot of things similarly, but I think he does everything better. Than I have done over the years,"

we are a long way from peak bacon

People are still getting fatter.

"All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind." - Khalil Gibran
"The Perfect Man has no self; the Holy Man has no merit; the Sage has no fame." - Chuang Tzu