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Lean meat: US pork prices rise as sweltering summer leads to skinny pigs

Lean times for US pig farmers have led to an unforeseen spike in pork prices.

Sweltering under record-setting summer temperatures, pigs that have sweated off the pounds and are now considered underweight.

Nordic countries sizzle as European heatwave moves north


Nordic countries are experiencing searing temperatures as Europe’s record-breaking heatwave moves north, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) said Saturday, with some areas recording “tropical nights”.

In Sweden, the most extreme heat has headed straight for the country’s far north.

On Friday the small town of Markusvinsa in the far north recorded a temperature of 34.8 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit), the highest mark reached in all of Sweden so far this year.

“That’s the hottest temperature in the far north since 1945 and the third highest temperature on record,” Jon Jorpeland, meteorologist at SMHI, told AFP.



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