If you feed food waste to pigs
All food waste that contains meat or has come into contact with meat must be treated before it is fed to pigs. This means either heating it to 100°C for one hour, or treating it to a standard approved by MPI’s Director-General and notified in the Gazette.
The treatment requirement applies to all food waste that contains raw or cooked meat or has come into contact with raw or cooked meat. It applies to both commercial food waste and household food waste.
The easiest way to do this is to boil the untreated food waste for one hour while stirring frequently; the temperature must be maintained at boiling point for the whole one hour. By treating food waste according to these rules, any disease-causing bacteria and viruses present will be destroyed.
The regulations grant power to MPI’s Director-General to approve alternative treatment options. Please contact the Animal Imports Team for more information on this (contact details given below).
Food waste from trade sources
If you collect food waste from a trade source (such as a hospital, a school, a supermarket or a food business) the supplier may ask for written confirmation that you will use the food waste according to the rules. The supplier may ask you to do so even if the food waste does not contain meat or has not come into contact with meat. The supplier may pass on your contact details to MPI. Having a register of all parties involved in the food waste supply chain allows MPI to provide updates and information on the food waste feeding rules. From Biosecurity
If Congress wants to save a lot of money, outlaw all lobbying and all lobbyists. That action will do the following:
Eliminate all crooked people involved in lobbying, and they are all crooked by definition. Force all lobbyists to get real jobs.
Eliminate all bribing of politicians. If there are no money offers, no bribery can take place.
Politicians would have more time to do meaningful work instead of meeting with lobbyists in their offices and dining out with them, which wastes a lot of their time.
Minimize much of the special interest groups bothering Congress.
Keep Congressmen honest and not tempted to violate laws simply because of money being passed under the table. From Before It News
Pork-barrel legislation refers to appropriations of public funds by Congress or other legislative bodies for pet projects that serve the interests local districts these legislators represent, rather than the interests of the larger population.
Legislators vigorously promote such projects' funding because they will pump outside taxpayers' money and resources into the area they represent and is likely to earn political credit for the legislator that can be used to get re-elected by his/her constituents. Public works and agricultural subsides are often cited as examples of pork-barrel legislation. Other examples of such pork-barrel legislation include federal appropriations designed to prevent closure of obsolete or unneeded military installations, prisons, VA hospitals and the like.
What one legislator perceives as an important improvement for his district or state, another might view as an unfair distribution of federal funds. Those that use the term in a pejorative sense are critical of the fact that a specific project benefits only one district or region, and that similar benefits do not flow to other areas in the nation with similar needs. Criticism for pork barrel projects is often warranted because they fund programs that fail to meet national criteria, or are awarded without need first being demonstrated on a competitive basis. The term is derived from the practice of plantation owners who would often hand out rations of salt pork to their slaves, distributing them from wooden barrels.
Some of the criteria used to identify pork-barrel spending may include:
· Requested by only one chamber of Congress;
· Not specifically authorized;
· Not competitively awarded;
· Not requested by the President;
· Greatly exceeds the President's budget request or the previous year's funding;
· Not the subject of congressional hearings; or
· Serves only a local or special interest.