Happy New Year Everyone!

In the Chinese Zodiac, 2019 is the year of the pig! Those with a pig zodiac sign should be more open to new hobbies and ventures in order to make use of their ingenuity to make a good impression according to this year’s 2019 horoscope.

Astrology aside, did you know that pigs have more taste buds than we do? Despite their evolved sense of taste, pigs are not picky eaters. In addition, they are known for their incredible food waste reduction talents! Before large scale pork production, pigs were one of the largest consumers of food waste. Today, around 45% of greenhouse emissions emitted from livestock production comes from the production, processing, and transportation of animal feed. Some farmers around the world are returning to using food waste as feed for pigs in order to cut costs and to have much healthier pigs. According to famous Chef Dan Bowien, pigs with food waste diets, taste much better than normal pigs.

Students in our Waste Campaign fight food waste too!

Like the resourceful pig zodiac, students this year are using their ingenuity to make a good impression on waste related issues this semester. Follow our students’ work by following us on Instagram!