There’s no doubt that bacon makes it better, and this week, bacon makes it into the business spotlight. What’s it, you ask? Oh, just everything.  Even the economy. Yep, really.

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In terms of economic impact [of food trends], nothing beats bacon. While most…trends tend to trickle down from the gourmet market into the mouths of mass consumers, that wasn’t the case with bacon. Bacon mania was sparked not in the kitchens of fancy restaurants in New York or Chicago, but in the pork industry’s humble marketing offices in Iowa.

Read more about the business end of my best friend and yours, bacon, over at Business Week.