Would you eat marijuana-fed pork?
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Yes, a Washington hog farmer is feeding weed to his animals. According to NPR's The Salt
, no, the prosciutto he's producing doesn't smell like the kind; and no, you don't get high from eating it.
But the story highlights two trends. First, farmers are looking for most anything cheaper than corn to feed their animals:
High feed prices have led some farmers elsewhere to seek out food scraps and even bakery byproduct — bread, dough, pastries and cereal — for their pigs and cattle.
The second trend isn't directly related to these pot-fed pigs. But you can imagine where things are going…pot-"enhanced" cuisine of all kinds. Move over, brownies. Now you can get weed gummy bears, weed raspberry dark chocolate bars, weed lemonade. Sky's the limit, especially now that marijuana is legal in Colorado and Washington (and basically California).
Could bacon be far behind?
Tags: agriculture, animals, food, marijuana