CASTELBOSCO (ITALY) (AFP) – 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.
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