Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Maybe we should be raising pigs

Janine and I have talked about getting a couple chickens for the eggs. 

The article It's Getting Harder to Bring Home the Bacon is about an interview with C. Larry Pope, CEO of the world's largest pork producer.  He explains why the government push for producing ethanol has driven the price of food up by 50% over just a few years.

Maybe we should look into getting a few pigs.

Hat tip: One of my brothers via Facebook.

1 comment:

Eric Holcombe said...

As long as you don't have to feed corn-based feed to them (corn also up 90% from a year ago). Part due to ethanol, part to inflationary printing by the Fed.