June 06, 2013

06/06/2013: US$475,000 to buy old grain elevator site; nutrition 'must be a global priority'; feeding waste to pigs

The former Cargill Pool Elevator on Fuhrman Boulevard looks like it will soon have a new owner.

During a morning auction conducted by Cash Realty & Auction, a winning bid of $475,000 was submitted by an anonymous investor.

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"The Pig Idea" campaign, launched today as part of world environment day, hopes to re-introduce the practice of feeding waste to pigs.

Campaigners hope to share the benefits of feeding pigs surplus food and are  calling for a change in European law so farmers can return to feeding pigs waste in the long term.

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According to an article published in the Lancet medical journal, malnutrition is responsible for 45% of the global deaths of children under the age of five.

Researchers warn that countries will not break out of poverty unless nutrition becomes a global priority.

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English: Pigs ready for feeding All these pigs...
English: Pigs ready for feeding. Photo credit: Wikipedia)



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