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America’s Pile of Uneaten Bacon Is the Biggest in 48 Years

  • Bulging pork-belly stockpiles come after build in hog herd
  • As China imports more pork, the belly glut could evaporate
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U.S. Bacon Pile Is Biggest in 48 Years
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America is sitting on a mountain of uneaten bacon.

More than 40 million pounds (18,000 metric tons) of pork bellies, the cut used for bacon making, were sitting in refrigerated warehouses as of Sept. 30, according to U.S. government data released Tuesday. That’s the most for the month since 1971.