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How Herr’s feeds potato chips to cows to help the environment

Herr’s potato chips have been enjoyed by the greater Philadelphia area for more than 75 years, as Matteo Iadonisi reports for 6ABC Action News. But not every chip is perfect. In fact, some are marked with imperfections and would otherwise become food waste.

“We don’t want them to find their way to the bag,” said Peter Graziano, Research and Development Director with Herr Foods. “We also don’t want to just throw them in the trash and fill up the landfill.”

The concoction of chips, pretzels, popcorn, and more become food for cattle on the adjacent Herr Angus Farm. Herdsman Dylan Beam says it’s good for the cattle and the environment, indicting that it’s a valuable nutrient for the cattle – and more than that: “We can take the water from the factory and irrigate the fields, which then feeds the cattle,” said Beam. “And the manure from that then gets put back on the crop ground.”

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Source: 6ABC Action News. Read the full story here
Photo: Courtesy and credit 6ABC Action News

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