This could be the end times for the Internet's ironically favorite breakfast food: bacon.
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Due to drought conditions that decimated the corn and soybean crop this year, "a world shortage of pork and bacon next year is now unavoidable," according to an industry trade group.
The drought produced less feed, which led to herds declining across the European Union “at a significant rate,” according to the National Pig Association in Britain.
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Twitter users reacted to the news in hysterics, calling it an "aporkalypse." Perhaps not using the meat product as currency, websites and forms of medication would be a good place to start the conservation effort.
In the meantime, here's what Twitter users have to say about the endangered breakfast staple.
Everyone complaining about replacement refs..we got bigger problems folks!! A BACON SHORTAGE!! **faints like a vanilla sister**
— Loni Love (@LoniLove) September 25, 2012
GLOBAL BACON SHORTAGE? GOING TO HAVE TO KILL ALL HUMANS. reddit.com/r/worldnews/co…
— FAKEGRIMLOCK (@FAKEGRIMLOCK) September 25, 2012
— MensHealthFood (@GuyGourmet) September 25, 2012
British pig association officials warning of a worldwide bacon shortage. This is how the apocalypse begins.
— Mark Campbell (@MrWordsWorth) September 25, 2012
GLOBAL BACON SHORTAGE NEXT YEAR! OKAY INTERNET! STOP LOVING BACON SO IRONICALLY! YOU RUIN IT FOR REST OF PEOPLE!
— DRUNK HULK (@DRUNKHULK) September 25, 2012
A WORLD SHORTAGE OF BACON?! THE WORLD REALLY IS ENDING.
— Chrissy Costanza (@ChrissyCostanza) September 25, 2012
the today show reported a world shortage of bacon is unavoidable. RIP Twitter.
— DixiebitsTwinkletits (@dixie_dupree) September 25, 2012
“@facthive: A worldwide bacon shortage is predicted for 2013.” OMG NO THIS CAN'T HAPPEN I NEED TO STOCK UP BRB WHILE I GO RAID WALMART 😩😱😭😨
— Kieran Sedlacek (@kieranshedsack) September 25, 2012
The end is nigh...Bacon, pork shortage 'now unavoidable,' industry group says chicagotribune.com/business/break…
— Almost Famous (@AlmostFamousMCR) September 25, 2012
This baconpocalypse will be hard on all of us, TeamBacon, but I promise you this: I'll get through it. Cuz I'm buying a truckload. Really.
— Touré (@Toure) September 25, 2012
Stock up while you still have time, people.
Chefs and bacon enthusiasts came together in San Francisco for BaconCamp, an event for discussing, demonstrating and sampling various bacon-themed treats. The project was completely funded.
This story originally published on Mashable here.