I was very alarmed a few days ago when a friend of mine alerted me about a possible pork shortage leading to a global crisis that seems “unavoidable”. In disbelief, I read the article (link provided below) and was shocked at first. However, I let the article sink in and my brain started churning. It really should come as no surprise. The way we farm and eat animals, something to this magnitude was bound to happen. Despite what you may believe, it isn’t the pigs that are a cause of the shortage. Rather, the culprit are the rising prices for both soy and corn leaving a lot of farmers unable to afford to sustain their pig population. Canada, USA and UK seems to be the heavily affect whilst Asia is still safe for the time being.
On the surface it made sense why bacon lovers would be dismayed to hear such news. However, if you think deeper into this situation like I did, what scared me even more is this – if the price of soy and corn is rising, then pigs won’t be the only animal affected. We rely so heavily on these two products for everything. Couldn’t this mean a worldwide shortage? I am not trying to cause a panic here so I would love to hear your opinions.
What are your thoughts on this article?