Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by Edsel Cook
American researchers examined the viability of recovering food waste and turning it into livestock feed. They reported that a modernized version of the ancient practice would be able to greatly reduce the wastage of food, provide sufficient nutrition for food animals, and improve the food supply at global and national levels.
The University of Pennsylvania supported the study. The paper was published in the scientific journal Global Food Security.
Based on their findings, the researchers concluded that turning food waste into animal feed is a cost-effective practice for farmers who want to reduce their environmental footprint while also continuing to profit from their produce.
You can browse the original study at this link.
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Dou Z, Toth JD, Westendorf ML. FOOD WASTE FOR LIVESTOCK FEEDING: FEASIBILITY, SAFETY, AND SUSTAINABILITY IMPLICATIONS. Global Food Security. 17 December 2017;17:154–161. DOI: 10.1016/j.gfs.2017.12.003.