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New museum reveals power of poo in Italy By C�line CORNU Castelbosco, Italy (AFP) April 7, 2017


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New museum reveals power of poo in Italy
By C�line CORNU
Castelbosco, Italy (AFP) April 7, 2017

It may pong, but Italy’s „Shit Museum“ has the whiff of success about it: here in Castelbosco, farmers are transforming sloppy cowpats into plates you can eat off.

Once upon a time there was a large farm about a hundred kilometres (62 miles) south of Milan. The farmer had not only hundreds of cows, but veritable mountains of excrement — stinking slops he thought he could do something with.

„The idea came from the need to take advantage of animal dung in an ecological way. We managed to transform it into something useful,“ farmer Gianantonio Locatelli, 61, told AFP.

Over his various farms, 3,500 cattle produce 550 quintals (55 tonnes) of milk a day to make Grana Padano, a hard cheese comparable to Parmigiano Reggiano. They also generate 1,500 quintals of waste.

Rather than wallow in it, Locatelli came up with an ingenious way to make use of the pungent matter.

The excrement is collected into so-called stool digesters, immense vats where bacteria transform everything organic into methane.

The methane is then burned to produce electricity, which is sold by the farm. The daily faeces output produces three Megawatts an hour, enough to turn on the lights of a village of 3,000 to 4,000 inhabitants.

– ‚Baked shit‘ –

The water used to cool the engines heats to 100 degrees celsius, which is then used to warm the farm, stables and digesters, which must be kept at a constant 40 degrees.

Part of the dung left over after the bacteria have had their fill is then used as fertilizer, with the „Merdame“ brand set to hit supermarket shelves soon, says Locatelli.

But the most sophisticated stool success is the line of tableware and everyday objects created out of the left-over faeces, dubbed „merdacotta“ — literally „baked shit“, a play on the clay-based earthenware Terracotta.

The recipe? Pungent poo mixed with Tuscan clay and rounded off with „a little secret touch“ — a formula Locatelli fiercely protects — to make bricks, hexagonal and rectangular tiles, flowerpots, plates or jars.

Coming perhaps to a dining table near you soon, the clean-lined, simple Merdacotta creations are „a revolutionary product… halfway between plastic and Terracotta“, Locatelli says.

The objects take pride of place in the museum, which was founded on one of the farms in 2005 and has as its logo a dung beetle, that six-legged creature that uses dung balls as both a food source and a breeding chamber.

– ‚Graceful excrement‘ –

The museum also boasts artworks, from paintings in liquid excrement, to an extract from Luis Bunuel’s film „The Phantom of Liberty“.

Designed with the architect Luca Cipelletti, it aims to capture the philosophy of an art-loving farmer who studied agriculture in Canada and rubbed shoulders with Andy Warhol in New York before becoming an amateur collector of conceptual works.

„Excrement is seen as something vulgar, nauseating, as the most ignoble matter,“ says Locatelli, who intends to „rehabilitate the word and transform opinions of it across the board“.

The Merdacotta collection won a prize at Milan’s design fair last year, justifying his bet to „turn shit into something graceful,“ he says.

And while the farms have been hit in recent years by a sharp drop in the price of milk, Locatelli says he can rely on his unusual sideline to keep his business buoyant.

For that, „I can only thank shit,“ he said with a chuckle.

Six cows headed for slaughter in St. Louis have been taken in by local animal sanctuary The Gentle Barn. Six cows escaped Minnesota slaughterhouse Star Packing Company last week through an open gate


Six cows headed for slaughter in St. Louis have been taken in by local animal sanctuary The Gentle Barn. Six cows escaped Minnesota slaughterhouse Star Packing Company last week through an open gate. The cows led police on a chase for several hours through north St. Louis before being captured and returned to the slaughterhouse. […]

via Cows Escape Slaughter and Find Refuge at Sanctuary | VegNews — Life or Lunch?

Spüren sog. NUTZTIERE SCHMERZ? Einschätzung des Schmerzes bei Tieren Die Komplexität von Schmerz wird  auch deutlich in der Definition, die die Internationale Gesellschaft zum   Studium des Schmerzes erarbeitet hat Wie kommt es zu einer sensorischen Erfahrung?      69   Akute Schmerzen bei Tieren -Tiere, auf engstem Raum gehalten, leiden unter dieser Situation – Chronische Schmerzen bei Tieren


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Spüren sog. Nutztiere Schmerz?

67  Definition und Klassifikation von Schmerz

67  Einschätzung des Schmerzes bei Tieren

68 Die Komplexität von Schmerz wird  auch deutlich

 

69  in der Definition, die die internationale Gesellschaft zum   Studium des Schmerzes erarbeitet hat Wie kommt es zu einer sensorischen Erfahrung?      69   Akute Schmerzen bei Tieren         71 Tiere, auf engstem Raum gehalten, leiden unter dieser Situation    71 Chronische Schmerzen  bei Tieren        72
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Wissenschaftler legen Erkenntnisse vor, um Schmerz und Leiden    72  bei den Nutztieren zu verringern   Das Leugnen ist eine Lebensweise        74  Österreichische Tierhalteverordnung – kurzer Blick      75 Die im Dunklen sieht man nicht – Alltag der Schweine

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Blog-aholic Award, thanks Quixote’s Kid and Dear Kitty!


Blog-aholic Award, thanks Quixote’s Kid!

Blog-aholic Award

Quixote’s Kid has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Blog-aholic Award. Thank you so much for this!

It is a new award for me.

The rules of this award are:

1. Put the above logo/image on your blog

2. List the rules

3. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog (it can be to the post in which they nominated you or any other post or you can even link to their ‘About’ page)

4. Mention the creator of the award and please provide a link to The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy) as I (The Recipe Hunter) would love to meet you

5. Write a post to show your award

6. Share a link to your best post(s)

7. Share 3 interesting and different facts about yourself.

8. Nominate 5-10 bloggers, or more of you wish

9. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

“The Blog-aholic Award is an award for bloggers addicted to blogging with creative, ingenious and inspiring posts. Ones who receive this award mesmerize their followers with their posts, keep them captivated and riveted to their blog. The Blog-aholic Award is for bloggers who share and inspire others” says The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy).

Some of the favourite posts on my blog are:

1. Shakespeare’s King Lear performed, and class conflicts

2. Playwright Heijermans against capitalism

3. Rubens, Rembrandt, differences in what they painted

4. Suriname, 22d day, hummingbird and macaw

Three facts about me:

1. Recently, I heard a blackbird and a robin sing from my home.

2. My blog post with most visits this month was Anti-Trump demonstration Amsterdam tomorrow, Dam to Museumplein: 392 views.

3. The countries with the least visits to my blog ever since WordPress started counting them in 2012 are Samoa, North Korea, San Marino and Eritrea, all with one visit each.

My nominees are:

1. The Inquisitive Writer

2. Writing by Lorna

3. comeagainblog

4. Erika Kind

5. The eternal solitude of the restless Mind

6. Annamaria Grabowski

7. lynz real cooking

8. It’s All In Perception

9. Առլեն Շահվերդյան. հեղինակային բլոգ-կայք

10. Mavadelo’s mindscape

11. Miss Ayo Délé

12. It Is What It Is

13. The Militant Negro™

14. JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

15. Musings of a pseudo-writer

Pig Abuse Gate – Chinese Youth Beat Pigs with Poles in Nanning


Pig Abuse Gate – Chinese Youth Beat Pigs with Poles in Nanking 

PLEASE, NOTE:

I DELETED THIS INFORMATION – THESE YOUNG CHINESE MEN ACT SO BRUTALLY, SO HELLISH,

THAT I AM IN TROUBLE TO NAME THEM

H U M A N   B E I N G S

IF SOMEONE WANT TO SEE THESE PICTURES FOR INFORMATION – PLS. WRITE SOME LINES – THANK YOU

Annamaria

Blog-aholic Award, thanks Quixote’s Kid!


Dear Kitty. Some blog

Blog-aholic AwardQuixote’s Kid has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Blog-aholic Award. Thank you so much for this!

It is a new award for me.

The rules of this award are:

1. Put the above logo/image on your blog

2. List the rules

3. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog (it can be to the post in which they nominated you or any other post or you can even link to their ‘About’ page)

4. Mention the creator of the award and please provide a link to The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy) as I (The Recipe Hunter) would love to meet you

5. Write a post to show your award

6. Share a link to your best post(s)

7. Share 3 interesting and different facts about yourself.

8. Nominate 5-10 bloggers, or more of you wish

9. Comment…

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