DailyDirt: Strange But Sustainable Food

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The world actually produces enough food to feed everyone, but there’s a lot of food waste and inefficient distribution in the supply chain. Obviously, it’d be nice to end world hunger, but we haven’t figured out how to do that just yet. Various solutions involve changing some of the things we eat the most — eg. eating less meat and more plants. Here are a few more wacky ideas for altering the human diet.

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Anonymous Coward says:

pig toilet - the ultimate in sustainable food

Speaking of “strange but sustainable food” perhaps one of the strangest (at least to Western sensibilities) — but indubitably sustainable — sources of food is the “pig toilet” ecosystem — raising pigs by feeding them a diet consisting of something that would normally be discarded as waste.

http://www.indiamike.com/india/goa-f23/the-sad-but-increasing-demise-of-the-goan-pig-toilets-t1127/

But sadly, the pig toilets, once a common sight in places such as Goa, India, are now considered somewhat unfashionable. Though frankly, I think I’d probably have a hard time getting down to business with a bunch of hungry pigs gathered underneath the ‘drop zone’ jockying for position and happily squealing in anticipation of an upcoming –or downcoming– meal.

alternatives() says:

The human body simply can’t digest cellulose from corn husks and wood chips, but some researchers are looking into breaking down those materials into an edible starch.

But what CAN break that down is called Mushrooms. Oyster have been grown on paper “waste” or even old sofas.

Parts of that can go to people. The rest? Other critters when can eventually end up on the dinner table.

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