Disease Proof

Pig Poop into Power...

Bacon doesn’t grow on trees. In fact, rearing just 300-grams of pork sucks up 1,440 liters of water and only 6-ounces of pork spews 1,108 grams of carbon, not to mention meat’s hefty fuel cost and disease-promoting effects. That’s why a group of eco-conscious farmers are cutting emissions by cooking the poop from their 3,000 pigs. It captures methane and can provide electricity to the local grid; The New York Times investigates.

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Sara - December 5, 2008 6:23 PM

It would be a lot more eco-conscious not to raise the pigs in the first place.

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