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Bacon Shortage? Calm Down. It's Just Marketing.

The alarming headlines came quickly Wednesday morning: ''Now It's Getting Serious: 2017 Could See a Bacon Shortage.'' ''Nation's bacon reserves hit 50-year low as prices rise.'' ''Everyone Freak Out! American Is Running Low on Bacon.''

And panic people did:

Not Bacon!!!Now THIS is a crisis I can sink my teeth into.Next to a water shortage, it may be the worst... https://t.co/x0k8HgxOnT -- Brad Hicks (@BradHicksFox6) February 1, 2017

The source of the anxiety was a recent r

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