If only getting bacon were as easy as pushing a button. Commodity items like barrels of oil are often used by economists to make forecasts because supply and demand estimates against tangible substances is much easier. Pork bellies are another commodity indicator often used as a predictor on food prices and livestock supplies. Currently at an all-time high of $4.77 a pound, pork bellies are expected to exceed $6 a pound in only a matter of months leading many to joke about stockpiling bacon to continue eating tasty sandwiches. Bacon has always been a popular staple food but the recent skyrocketing in pork belly prices has been attributed to bacon’s peculiar rise in Internet sourced trends like the receive bacon icons, the bacon explosion and subsequently Denny’s meatspace advertising campaign for Baconalia.