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Feeding some of the hungry

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There’s trouble brewing in the United States.

Trouble of the most crispy kind.

A form of agricultural speculation has left the States with the single largest stockpile of bacon it’s had on hand in the last 28 years.

Right now, according to U.S. government data, there’s more than 40 million pounds of pork bellies being held in refrigerated warehouses in U.S.

How much bacon is 40 million pounds?

According to Quora.com, “Regular-sliced bacon is .062 inches thick (1/16 inch) with 16-20 slices per pound.”

So, it totals somewhere close to as many as 800 million 10-inch long strips of bacon, looking for a home. That’s enough raw bacon strips, if laid out end to end, to circle the Earth five times at the equator. (But only three times........

© The Guardian