Wednesday, March 05, 2008

This Little Piggy Cleaned the Orchard

Pigs doing their jobs... Amazing. "The little guys moved through like a pack of Hoover vacuums." They were eating rotting apples in order to rid an orchard of a worm and its larvae that, in past years, have been treated by a pesticide. That pesticide is dangerous to the food supply and ground water, so they're phasing it out. In order to find a replacement, one apple-grower has been trying out various animals to rid his orchard of fallen, larvae-filled apples. Apparently, this "innovative" farmer says his grandfather used pigs way back when... "I think if my granddad was alive today and he saw how excited I am about doing this and this information that we're gaining on this," said Koan, "he would just look at me and say, 'Man, you're stupid. You didn't know that?'"

Pass the pork chops, please!

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