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By: Smarter Living on April 9, 2010, 1:58 p.m.
Mangalitsa hogs recycle food scraps into nutrient-rich fertilizer

Photo: Dmitri Nishman

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Recycling food scraps

All of the food scraps from the restaurant come back to the farm, where Mangalitsa hogs recycle them into a nutrient-rich fertilizer. In addition to the four bins of scraps that the small team consumes each week, the hogs help recycle any crop leftovers that the restaurant or employee families don’t use.  Vingelen says the closed-loop system not only helps improve the quality of the crops but also quality of life for the pigs.