Feed pigs not landfill

An author and pig farmer says industry is missing a trick by paying to landfill or recycle its food waste - when it could sell it to farmers instead.

Tristram Stuart, who was speaking at the Westminster Food and Nutrition Forum event this week in London, highlighted the benefits of turning unwanted human food into animal feed.

Mr Stuart, who wrote ‘Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal’, said: “For a tonne of food waste used as animal feed you could save a million litres of water.

“And then obviously the land that is being used to grow that animal feed could be used for more beneficial purposes.

“You can, of course, avoid deforestation by not buying 40M tonnes of that we currently buy from South America to feed to our livestock.”

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Luke Walsh

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