The Pig Idea: new campaign on feeding pigs waste

This campaign has been launched to re-introduce the feeding of waste to pigs. It hopes to encourage farmers about the benefits of feeding pigs surplus food and calls for a change in European law so farmers can return to feeding pigs waste in the long term.

Specifically its goals are to: 

  • Liberate food supplies
  • Lower feed costs for pig farmers
  • Reduce economic and environmental costs of disposing of food waste
  • Protect landscapes rich in biodiversity, such as the precious Amazon Rainforest
  • Create jobs and revenue in the new eco-feed industry

You can find out more at the initiative’s website here or for more coverage see an article in Farmers Guardian here or from ThinkEatSave here

Publication
11 Jun 2013
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