When California voters handed Proposition 12, it was all about animal welfare and meals security. In latest days, nonetheless, the Los Angeles Instances has predicted the state’s shoppers are shortly in for skyrocketing pork costs and pork shortages, an period the newspaper predicts will change into often called “Bacongate.”
California gained the precise to impose Prop 12 housing requirements on pigs raised in any state if they’re bought within the Golden State. Prop 12 requires 24 sq. ft of room for every gestating sow. California, nonetheless, doesn’t produce a lot pork by itself. An estimated 99.8 p.c of the pork California consumes comes from out of state.
Prop 12 handed in 2018 with about two-thirds of the vote. Promoting pork in California that’s not Prop 12 compliant shall be unlawful after Jan. 1, 2022. Bacon shortages and costs over $10 per pound are anticipated.
That prospect has the North American