29 Sep '12, 3pm

Where Bacon is Just the Beginning

Where Bacon is Just the Beginning

By Tom Arnold, CEO, Concern Worldwide Bacon made headlines this week when it was announced there will be a global shortage of pork next year. New data from the National Pig Association of Britain shows that pig herds are declining significantly after the worst drought in 56 years in the United States’ breadbasket made staple crops—corn, wheat and soy—more expensive and therefore pigs more costly to feed. As the CEO of the international humanitarian organization Concern Worldwide , the fact that bacon will be harder to come by in 2013 just begins to scratch the surface on the wide-reaching and potentially devastating effects that a drought in one part of the world can have on food prices in another and what that means for the people living there. For you and me, it likely means that a breakfast sandwich will have a higher price tag. But for the world’s poorest people, who s...

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