Every day it's a challenge going through the headlines in the morning paper. Between politicians, replacement refs, reality TV, and inflation it's enough to make you want to start drinking with breakfast !

But one recent headline nearly drove me to tears:

WORLD SHORTAGE OF BACON NOW UNAVOIDABLE

It seems pig farmers have been plunged into loss by high pig-feed costs, caused by the global failure of maize and soya harvests. Throw in droughts in North America and Russia and we've got ourselves a problem.

There's a lot I can live without, but bacon is NOT one of them!  From the bacon on my cheeseburger to the baco bits on my salad, even the bacon I had in an ice cream sundae recently, I gotta have it!

I have been so proud to say that I was alive when microwave bacon was first introduced, taking the mess and time out of preparing one of my favorite  things.  I don't want my time on this earth to now be marred by enduring the globe's first bacon shortage.

I couldn't possibly be overreacting could I?