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Lou DeRosa, owner of Marconda's Meats in Los Angeles, cuts slices of bacon from a Danish pork belly at the store on August 7, 2014. The price of bacon has risen at more than three times the rate of inflation since 2008. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

As Americans pig out, bacon sees sizzling price hikes

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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.


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