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Summer grillers, heads up!

 
Summer grillers, heads up!

There is some potentially troubling news for summer barbecue lovers. A deadly pig virus sweeping the nation might keep those sausages off your grill.

The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus is now active at farms in 27 states. Although it is not harmful to humans, it's killing pigs, and that, in turn, is driving up pork prices.

Pork prices have already jumped 45 percent since the beginning of the year. Experts expect the peak of the problem to be in June or July – prime barbecuing season.

And if you're thinking of just cooking more beef instead, those prices are up too because of a drought in some cattle producing areas. Guess that means we should all start liking chicken and fish. (Global Post)

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