The pig-feeding saga continues…(background here and here on the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s bizarre determination that fresh vegetables and whey, even those produced on-farm and fed to pigs on-farm, are garbage and thus cannot legally be fed to pigs intended for sale).
Harvest Public Media’s Jessica Naudziunas included our story in a new piece on weird ag laws; you can listen to the radio story here (we come in about halfway through the interesting 8-minute piece). MDA wouldn’t speak to her, but did release a written statement implicitly confirming the ruling we were given verbally (just in case anyone thought we were making this up). Even better, she has a somewhat bemused MU scientist confirming that fresh vegetables pose no health risk to swine whatsoever, that the primary disease in question is obsolete, and that “garbage” in this context should clearly refer to things like raw meat.
So if I can’t sell vegetable/whey-feed pigs, maybe I should just sell these T-shirts instead: