A ranch in New Mexico has finally come up with a solution for all that food being tossed out by students receiving Michelle Obama’s ‘healthy’ school lunches.
They’re feeding it to pigs. Real pigs.
New Mexico’s Galloping Grace Youth Ranch has been accepting fruits and vegetables from local elementary schools in the Rio Rancho area. Food items that have been thrown out by students.
And the amount is staggering with estimates at about 5 tons per week.
Via EAG News:
There’s one group of young eaters who like Michelle Obama’s school lunch program: pigs.
New Mexico’s Galloping Grace Youth Ranch is accepting fruits and vegetables thrown away by students at several elementary schools in the Rio Rancho area and collects some five tons per week.
“It’s really whatever they don’t eat coming off of their trays, so when they get up to the trash cans they will scrape it into one of our buckets that we pick up on a daily basis,” ranch CEO Max Wade tells KRQE.
Speaking of the pigs, goats and chickens gobbling up the students’ castaways, Wade says, “If you think about it, it’s a fresh salad bar every day. Fruits and vegetables and they love it.”
To underscore the point, he’s talking about the farm animals, not the school children.
Watch the news report from KRQE below…
According to the report, one school in NY throws out nearly 85% of their fruits and vegetables, while it is estimated that schools spend $3.5 million per day on food that ends up going to waste.
What do you think – Is this a product of Michelle Obama’s inedible ‘healthy’ lunch menus, or simply kids being kids?