CNN has a report on farmers feeding candy to their cows, given the high price of grain. They play it for laughs, but the main stream media and food movement have made a big deal out of all the food we waste. I wonder how much of it, particularly from supermarkets, ends up in pigs and cows?
I know a couple of bloggers who raise pigs who feed such things (mostly dairy-oriented, like butter milk etc.). Does that constitute waste in the statistical business? I suspect probably it does, but am not sure. Does it constitute real waste--not to me.