Aug
03

Pork Bellies: RIP

No future for pork bellies: Two weeks ago at the ripe old age of 50, pork belly futures passed away. Once the most popular and glamorous contract on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange it was also the first involving livestock. But, a combination of industry consolidation, a demand for fresh bellies, a move to indoor pig farming and increased sales from year-round bacon consumption killed the pork.

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