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Using food waste as pig feed

This blog comes from FCRN member Karen Luyckz, from Feedback.

Feedback is an environmental organisation that campaigns to end food waste at every level of the food system. They catalyse action on eliminating food waste globally, working with governments, international institutions, businesses, NGOs, grassroots organisations and the public. Within Feedback, Karen Luyckx heads up ”The Pig Idea”, a campaign that encourages the feeding of surplus food that is no longer fit for human consumption, to pigs in order to liberate food supplies to help feed people; protect landscapes rich in biodiversity, such as the precious Amazon rainforest; reduce the costs of pig feed for British and EU farmers; and create jobs and revenue in the new eco-feed industry. Karen also coordinates Feedback’s participation in the European Union funded REFRESH project which aims to tackle food waste from farm to fork with 26 partners from 12 European countries and China.