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Bacon Shortage - No Way
2012-10-01 13:52:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Social media loves rumors and chain messages, and while the political campaign ads as of late do not have much validation to offer when it comes to truths, it looks as though the biggest scandalous rumor this year is that we are running out of bacon. News has been spreading in the past few weeks that a bacon shortage is upon us, and we need to get prepared. However, U.S. agricultural economists have dismissed reports about a global...

Global Bacon Shortage “Unavoidable” In 2013 Due To Record Drought And Heat
2012-09-25 08:22:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you love bacon with your eggs; if you worship your ham salad; if you go gaga for pork and beans; then you better fill up while you can--a British pork group is warning that there will be an “unavoidable” worldwide shortage of pork and bacon next year. Britain´s National Pig Association (NPA) said the shortage will be due to long-lived and widespread drought conditions that dried up corn and soybean crops this...

Meat Tenderness Affected By Chilling Method
2012-09-01 06:19:09

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Meat scientists report that a method of chilling meat could affect the tenderness of pork. The results of this study were recently published in the Journal of Animal Science. Wait, MEAT SCIENTISTS? Apparently, yes. There's even an association, the American Meat Science Association. According to the organization, meat scientists "create and apply science to efficiently provide safe and high quality meat, poultry, fish/seafood, and...


Latest Pork Reference Libraries

Trichinella spiralis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Trichinella spiralis, sometimes known as the pork worm, is a parasite within the Nematoda class. It can be found in pigs, rats, humans, and bears. This worm causes trichinosis in humans, most often from consuming undercooked pork. This species is the smallest within its class, reaching an average body length of .16 centimeters. Females are twice as large as males, displaying a sexual dimorphism. The reproductive organs of females are unique to the species in that the front end holds developed...

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2006-09-12 10:21:28

The domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus) is usually given the scientific name Sus scrofa, though some authors call it S. domesticus, reserving S. scrofa for the wild boar. It was domesticated approximately 5,000 to 7,000 years ago. Pigs are found across Europe, the Middle East and extend into Asia as far as Indonesia and Japan. The distinction between wild and domestic animals is slight, and domestic pigs have become feral in many parts of the world (for example, New Zealand) and caused...

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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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