Tackling Food Waste as a Way to Save the Climate, Too

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/29082016/food-waste-global-problem-solutions-climate-change-recycling-landfills-greenhouse-gas-methane-global-warming

Recycling the staggering amount of food that’s wasted into livestock feed is increasingly being seen as a serious tool in the effort against climate change. By Georgina Gustin At his hog farm about a dozen miles from Las Vegas’ famed strip, Bob Combs became a celebrity of sorts for hauling thousands of pounds of leftovers from casinos’ all-you-can-eat buffets and feeding it to his 3,000 pigs. Farmers used to call the practice "garbage feeding." Today, researchers see it as a tool for stemming climate change. That’s because the growing amount of wasted food around the world adds methane, a potent greenhouse gas, to the atmosphere as it rots in landfills. See Also: Climate Change Raises a Troubling Question: Who Gets to Eat? read more

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