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Pigging Out on Pork will Pick Your Pocket

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about why gas prices are going up and how that would be hitting everyone’s wallet.  Now, the cost of men’s favorite meat in the world(!) will be rising, as well.  Ask any man what his favorite meat is, and he’ll most likely answer “pork,” or as I like to refer to it, “piggy meat.”  Sure I love a good steak, but pork and its various forms have a special place on the menu, especially for guys.  Due to a swine virus, prices will be going up for pork. Noooooo!

Unfortunately, yes.  Pigs in the United States are contracting a disease called the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, which in many cases is deadly for new-born pigs.  Due to the spreading of the disease, it’s very possible that less pork will be available for consumers, which means prices will rise.  It’s all about supply and demand, don’t you know.  With Spring arriving and better weather moving into the country, demand for pork grows as grills fire up.  So if you’re a pork lover, prepare for peaking prices on piggy meat.

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