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Would you eat foods grown with human fertilizer?

Daryl 2011/12/28 18:06:55
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Would you eat foods grown with human fertilizer?

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Human Feces Used as Fertilizer

Local farms are using fertilizer made up of human sewage


Would you eat foods grown with human fertilizer?

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  • La 2012/01/15 04:21:28
    Yes
    La
    +1
    I don't see why not.
  • Pedro Doller ~Inc. 2011/12/31 05:01:27
    No
    Pedro Doller ~Inc.
    +1
    It would have to be sterilized, which it never would be. Nice way to get ecoli and other bacterias.
  • S. Gompers 2011/12/31 03:37:03
    No
    S. Gompers
    +1
    I farm and am an engineer and have built a compost reactor for a sewage plant and will not eat food grown in it. When we built it 15 years ago it was meant to be landscape "mulching/ fertilizer". A lot of nasty stuff other than feces goes through a sewage plant.
  • Sew 2011/12/29 18:46:09
    Yes
    Sew
    +1
    We should probably due small scale test first. With what we eat and consume we're almost walking bio-hazards.
  • JanHopkins 2011/12/29 11:44:20
    Yes
    JanHopkins
    +1
    It's not crap anymore by the time it's been properly processed.
  • Helmholtz 2011/12/29 10:15:32
    No
    Helmholtz
    +1
    Probably not. I won't eat tomatoes that come up from where the family dog's buried.
  • Get Bashed 2011/12/29 09:43:23
    No
    Get Bashed
    +1
    NO...I can see eating food that was grown with animal fertilizer because most of what they eat is organic matter. Humans though, we're a disgusting bunch. Perhaps if I knew it would be 100% monitored for all micro organisms that may come with human excrement. If you ever gave a sample of your defecation at the lab, they always put a biohazard sticker on it...for good reason!
  • Amy :) 2011/12/29 07:50:01
    No
    Amy :)
    +1
    not even if you payed me
  • JustMe 2011/12/29 07:49:17
    Yes
    JustMe
    +1
    its a fairly common practice, has been for a long time
  • BAMACRUSADER 2011/12/29 07:08:05
    No
    BAMACRUSADER
    +1
    But I bet I'd never know the difference. But if you had it labeled on the package "GROWN FROM HUMAN FECES", I would not eat it.
  • DoxieDad 2011/12/29 05:07:58
    Yes
    DoxieDad
    +2
    You already do and you have used in your garden as well.
    milorganite
    Milorganite is produced from the sludge from waste treatment plants. I worked at one and periodically the tanks needed to be cleaned the sludge was pumped out and sent to the fertilizer factory. So don't go all Eeeew. It works great on your tomatoes
  • rand 2011/12/29 03:35:55
    Yes
    rand
    +1
    ...just like I'd drink water that had been urine. It's simply chemistry.
  • wtxwoman 2011/12/29 03:26:10
    Yes
    wtxwoman
    +1
    I grew one of the best gardens I ever had over a cess pool that was overflowing (I didn't know it at the time). The plum tree at the end of the garden had bumper crops for years. No one ever got sick or had any adverse reaction to anything.
  • wtw 2011/12/29 03:15:00
    Yes
    wtw
    +1
    Not a good idea because of the potential diseases!
  • RamblingVoices. 2011/12/29 03:09:53
  • JGF 2011/12/29 02:27:42
    Yes
    JGF
    +1
    manure is manure ...except for that lethal biotoxin found in diapers
  • Roger 2011/12/29 02:24:28
    Yes
    Roger
    +1
    dirt is dirt
  • mark 1 2011/12/29 01:34:45
    YUCK!
    mark 1
    +1
    soylen green coming to a dinner plate near you soon.

    soylen green
  • Bob, the reasonable one 2011/12/29 01:00:55
    No
    Bob, the reasonable one
    +2
    Only if I'm feeling suicidal...every year there are outbreaks of e-coli contamination..of hamburger, tomatoes, strawberries, lettuce, Alfalfa sprouts,and anything else that grows in the dirt....the feces must be treated...in Mexico they have pretty sketchy enforcement of treating poop fertilizer...
  • Vision of Verve 2011/12/29 00:56:00
  • Robbb 2011/12/29 00:55:22 (edited)
    Yes
    Robbb
    +1
    Why not. One would have to be pretty simpleminded to have a problem with it, after all fertilizer is just that fertilizer. With modern production methods we certainly would not have to be concerned about diseases being spread that way. As a matter of fact it would probably make the world a cleaner place. Beats running it of into the ocean and then surfing in it.
  • Rick Armin 2011/12/29 00:41:52
    Yes
    Rick Armin
    +1
    I favor grinding up politicians and bureaucrats from Washington for fertilizer. What the hell! They've been living high off of us for a long time.

    On the serious side, when I used to garden, I often read that animal fertilizers should not be used in compost heaps because of the danger that they might pass worms and other diseases to people. On the other hand, the Chinese have used human waste in their rice paddies since who knows when. It has decimated the population of China.
  • Brian ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2011/12/28 23:28:14
    Yes
    Brian ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +1
    If properly processed, it's no more dangerous than any other fecal matter used as fertilizer.
  • ur XLNC-PWCM 2011/12/28 23:19:03
    Yes
    ur XLNC-PWCM
    +1
    Actually....probably. I would hope for no heavy metals. By the time the 'stuff' is fertilizer, it is indistiguishable from good fertile soil.

    I have discovered that urine, if it isn't applied too heavily, provides the stuff to turn the leaves really green. Too much burns the plants right out. I had more tomato's than I, my roommates and the people I gave tomato's to, could eat. They were NOT tasteless store-bought. They had FLAVOR!
  • XCloudPandaX 2011/12/28 23:10:29
    YUCK!
    XCloudPandaX
    +2
    im not a dung-beetle..
  • Rick Armin XCloudP... 2011/12/29 00:46:08
    Rick Armin
    +1
    But I hear dung-beetles have more fun.
  • XCloudP... Rick Armin 2011/12/30 04:31:25
  • Dave Catleugh 2011/12/28 22:51:02
    Yes
    Dave Catleugh
    +1
    It's already widely used, in the UK at least, in the form of treated pellets.
  • ReaperGirl 2011/12/28 22:46:46
    Yes
    ReaperGirl
    +2
    Why not? We use animal feces.
  • Dickens 2011/12/28 22:44:42
    Yes
    Dickens
    +1
    ..the Chinese have used it for centuries (in China it's called "night soil") but I would worry about pathogens if it were not composted for a long time, or heated to sterilizing temperatures...
  • jere.chievres 2011/12/28 22:39:20
    No
    jere.chievres
    +1
    Too many people that do die quickly.
  • Freeranger 2011/12/28 22:38:58
    YUCK!
    Freeranger
    +2
    Yet as I contemplate that, I suffer at the hands of a Congress who's comprised of it. That alone is food for thought.
  • Cellar Door 2011/12/28 22:20:09
    Yes
    Cellar Door
    +2
    We already use animal crap to fertilize our foods, so why not use human fertilizer?
  • Shae 2011/12/28 21:28:35
    Yes
    Shae
    +2
    Have you eaten strawberries in the past 5 years? from the shelf at a grocery store? from CA?
    Then you already have.
    Migrant workers have been using their own sh@t for years.
  • Dickens Shae 2011/12/28 22:47:30
    Dickens
    +2
    ..I guess that's why strawberries taste like sh@t any more, and have for a long time...
  • Shae Dickens 2011/12/29 13:54:24
    Shae
    +1
    I guess, I buy mine from an organic greenhouse that is run by my friend's parents.
    I don't buy much produce in the grocery stores anymore.
    There were cases of people getting hepatitis from fruit because migrant workers were using their own fecees as fertilizer.
  • KingdomNow 2011/12/28 21:24:29
    Yes
    KingdomNow
    +1
    Why, is animal fertilizer cleaner?
  • Dickens KingdomNow 2011/12/28 22:52:50
    Dickens
    +2
    ..not necessarily cleaner, but the pathogens from farm animal wastes aren't as hazardous to humans because we aren't susceptable to the same diseases as most farm animals...
  • KingdomNow Dickens 2011/12/29 01:02:36
    KingdomNow
    +1
    Considering the more common contaminants, such as e coli, can be spread via humans, other mammals or birds, it is a simple matter of handling and quality control.

    Asians have been using human waste as fertilizer for thousands of years.
  • Marshal Artz 2011/12/28 21:22:23
    No
    Marshal Artz
    +1
    Not if I knew it. They used to use raw sewage in some of the Asian countries. Really grows large vegetables, but surely not healthy. They probably do it to some degree in Mexico and other south American countries. At least some of the out breaks of food born contamination like green onions and lettuce have been traced to there. Some even from the U.S. Most likley from the water they irrigate with, more than fertilizer.

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