HOW THINGS WORK WITHOUT MONSANTO’S GOVERNMENT
Temecula, CA – Though the word ‘Monsanto’ is in the sub-title, this story is about another word that begins with ‘M’. Here’s a clue: Memoirs of Mr. Pete & Mary Jane Green, now on summer reading sale.
(Reuters) - With Washington State is embarking on a first-of-its-kind legal market for recreational marijuana, the budding ranks of new cannabis growers face a quandary over what to do with the excess stems, roots and leaves from their plants.
Susannah Gross, who owns a five-acre farm north of Seattle, is part of a group experimenting with a solutionthat seems to make the most of marijuana's appetite-enhancing properties - turning weed waste into pig food with no GMO additives.
Four pigs whose feed was supplemented with potent plant leavings during the last four months of their lives ended up 20 to 30 pounds heavier than the half-dozen other pigs from the same litter when they were all sent to slaughter in March.
"They were eating more, as you can imagine," Gross said [in a tone reminiscent to Sandy The Squirrel].