I too am a worshiper of BACON. I love it but I only eat bacon that is nitrate free and is from pastured pigs. This type of bacon is actually way better for you and tastier IMO. I go to this farm to buy my bacon - http://www.mountvernonfarm.net/benefits.html
They sell thick country bacon that is nitrate free.
I refuse to buy meat from the grocery store anymore cause I can't stand the thought of eating factory farmed meat anymore.