I’d like to start my first “Words From” column with an apology to my vegetarian and vegan friends. I love you and respect you. I really do. But if there are signs that the world is ending in 2012, the buzz about an impending 2013 worldwide bacon shortage surely is among them. It’s an aporkalypse! Or something like that. In a press release, Britain’s National Pig Association called a shortage of pork next year, and by extension bacon, ...

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