Cute, aren´t they?
Every day, these piglets eat a special menu…
… a mix of cereals, soy and olive waste.
Researchers want to understand if this unusual recipe improves the animals´ health.
And it does, especially in their digestive system.
So now scientists are developing techniques to enrich ordinary animal feed with waste food.
Yogurt leftovers or carrot peels have been analysed to study their properties…
… and also to assess the best ways to dried them up so they can be added to animal feed in a safe, industrial, efficient way.
100 million tonnes of food are wasted annually in the EU…
… so enjoy your meal, piglets!