New research could change the
way food is farmed in Scotland.
Previously compost derived from green waste was thought
to be unsafe but Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and farmers
have agreed on a solution found by the Waste Resources
Crops of oil seed rape and winter cereals are expected
to benefit from the approval, though there will still be
a ban on waste from plants that haven't met industry
Michael Gibson, chairman of the QMS cattle and sheep
assurance scheme standard setting body, said the
decision came about through a careful process of
evaluating the science.
He added: "There's been a lot of hard work going on
behind the scenes and I am delighted that we have been
able to find a robust solution for green waste usage
that's safe for both consumers and livestock."
In June Farmers Weekly reported an 18-month study would
be conducted into food derived from green waste