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As Americans pig out, bacon sees sizzling price hikes
As Americans pig out, bacon sees sizzling price hikes

Like his father and grandfather before him, butcher Lou DeRosa lifts thick slabs of bacon from the glass case at Marconda's Meats and wraps them for a waiting customer. Tucked away at L.A.'s landmark Farmer's Market, the little butcher stand is selling more bacon than ever — and at prices that tip the scale toward "crazy," DeRosa said. The Danish bacon rings up at $8.98 a pound for America's trendiest meat. "Prices go up every six months, much more than your typical meat item, because everyone is buying it," said DeRosa, whose family has run the shop since 1941. The country's love affair with bacon is coming at an increasing cost....

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