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    No More Bacon in CA?

    Bacon may disappear in California as pig rules take effect





    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Thanks to a reworked menu and long hours, Jeannie Kim managed to keep her San Francisco restaurant alive during the coronavirus pandemic.

    That makes it all the more frustrating that she fears her breakfast-focused diner could be ruined within months by new rules that could make one of her top menu items — bacon — hard to get in California.

    “Our number one seller is bacon, eggs and hash browns,” said Kim, who for 15 years has run SAMS American Eatery on the city’s busy Market Street. “It could be devastating for us.”

    At the beginning of next year, California will begin enforcing an animal welfare proposition approved overwhelmingly by voters in 2018 that requires more space for breeding pigs, egg-laying chickens and veal calves. National veal and egg producers are optimistic they can meet the new standards, but only 4% of hog operations now comply with the new rules. Unless the courts intervene or the state temporarily allows non-compliant meat to be sold in the state, California will lose almost all of its pork supply, much of which comes from Iowa, and pork producers will face higher costs to regain a key market.

    Animal welfare organizations for years have been pushing for more humane treatment of farm animals but the California rules could be a rare case of consumers clearly paying a price for their beliefs.

    With little time left to build new facilities, inseminate sows and process the offspring by January, it’s hard to see how the pork industry can adequately supply California, which consumes roughly 15% of all pork produced in the country.

    “We are very concerned about the potential supply impacts and therefore cost increases,” said Matt Sutton, the public policy director for the California Restaurant Association.

    California’s restaurants and groceries use about 255 million pounds of pork a month, but its farms produce only 45 million pounds, according to Rabobank, a global food and agriculture financial services company.


    Bacon may disappear in California as pig rules take effect (apnews.com)



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    Social welfare, corporate welfare, now animal welfare?
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    Libs never saw a job they didn't want to kill.

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    Before anyone starts laughing at California idiocy let me explain what is really goin on here.

    It is what was called "Choice Architecture" in the Obama Administration. If the Progressive left decide something is bad they won't ban it outright. Just make it harder to get and a lot more expensive, thus limiting "choice." Then make the so-called "good" choices a lot easier like pushing vegan meat substitutes for example.

    And they take this same approach with lots of other things they don't like!

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    Question, does California send inspectors to all the states, nay, all over the world to insure their animal welfare edict is complied with to sell in California ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanger4 View Post
    Question, does California send inspectors to all the states, nay, all over the world to insure their animal welfare edict is complied with to sell in California ??
    That's actually a good point, this will likely affect more than just California. Look at how many chemical and household products are labeled "may cause cancer", due to California regs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMNIXON View Post
    Before anyone starts laughing at California idiocy let me explain what is really goin on here.

    It is what was called "Choice Architecture" in the Obama Administration. If the Progressive left decide something is bad they won't ban it outright. Just make it harder to get and a lot more expensive, thus limiting "choice." Then make the so-called "good" choices a lot easier like pushing vegan meat substitutes for example.

    And they take this same approach with lots of other things they don't like!
    That was actually an assumption that I made. These groups are rarely ever responsible enough to admit their real cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Libs never saw a job they didn't want to kill.
    You may have noticed in the AP story that this was approved by a majority of CA voters in one of many Propositions having a "Feel Good" and not considering the consequences. Just watch the $#@!ing about shortages, prices, and jobs lost next year!

    I plan to load the Freezer next time Bacon is on sale, and even then around $5.00 a pound already. That is why I indulge less often as it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMNIXON View Post
    You may have noticed in the AP story that this was approved by a majority of CA voters in one of many Propositions having a "Feel Good" and not considering the consequences. Just watch the $#@!ing about shortages, prices, and jobs lost next year!

    I plan to load the Freezer next time Bacon is on sale, and even then around $5.00 a pound already. That is why I indulge less often as it is.
    You should flee.

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