Spam - yes, the mystery meat - is back!

As someone who appreciates local, organic and whole foods, this article about increased production of America's favorite mystery meat Spam is surprising...and horrifying. 

With food prices soaring and the overall cost of living on the rise, Spam is often looked at as the war and hard-times staple in American pantries, according to the article.

Just how much Spam is Hormel producing? 

While the company refused to comment, the following passage from The New York Times article is somewhat telling: "Slumped in chairs at the union hall after making 149,950 cans of Spam on the day shift, several workers said they [had] been through boom times before - but nothing like this."