Pork Bellies


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Pork Bellies

Futures contracts involving pork-related commodities. Pork bellies are a staple in many diversified portfolios, especially before summer, when pork products are in the highest demand. The term comes from the fact that American-style bacon is made from the underside of a pig. Due to religious prohibitions, Islamic finance forbids pork bellies and other pork-based trades.
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Genetic relationships between composition of pork bellies and performance, carcass and meat quality traits.
Bacon manufactured from six-month-old frozen pork bellies had higher levels of oxidation than bacon made from fresh or six-week-old frozen pork bellies.
In launching its high-end data storage system, IBM illustrated how the industry has turned what should be a sophisticated business solution into a classic commodity, focusing on the storage price of pennies per megabyte, as if they were selling pork bellies.
Pork bellies, a byproduct of lean hogs, are traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
While knowledge of such matters as the most up-to-date price of pork bellies, or the means of adding a new chip to a computer may be of vital importance at various times in our lives, it does not make us into civilized people.