REFRESH researcher Karen Luyckx featured on BBC1’s Countryfile, 30th Anniversary edition, arguing the case for lifting the ban on feeding surplus food to pigs, and how this can be done safely to avoid another outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease.

Feedback’s Karen Luyckx is interviewed on the safety of feeding surplus food to pigs, alongside comment from UK farmers and safety experts – drawing heavily on research done through the REFRESH expert panel on animal feed, whose findings were published in February 2018. The report highlights that many UK pig farmers are increasingly open to the idea of lifting the ban, and explores the safety issues highlighted in Feedback’s latest report on feeding surplus food to pigs.