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Asians doing it [using human waste as fertilizer] doesn't impress me. Some Asian cultures believe in eating aborted babies. Doesn't mean it is right, healthy, natural, or good for you in any way.

Mrs. Hoppes, Rapture Ready 13 Comments [10/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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3/3/2009 2:18:51 PM


http://snopes.com/horrors/cannibal/fetus.asp Status: False.

3/3/2009 4:09:14 PM


i only eat baby if its in a California Roll.

3/5/2009 2:09:21 PM


I bet $50 on that if Mrs. Hoppes ever were to find out how they fertilize their produce on organic farms her head would explode.

In fact, there are few natural substances as potent as human waste as a fertilizer. I think I've heard that chicken-droppings are the very best.

And no, no-one believes in eating aborted fetuses - I ... just ... WTF?

3/6/2009 4:44:42 AM

Placenta != Aborted Fetus

10/16/2010 7:25:09 AM


Ok, can someone explain this to me? How come sometimes when I click on a link to RR to look at a quote, it takes me to some unrelated thread where the quote doesn't exist? Are they doing that on purpose to hide some of their crazier threads? For example, the crazy ignorant racist ones like this?

10/16/2010 8:23:26 AM


Having once made the mistake of wading into a field in Hong Kong, I must admit that I too wasn't impressed. But I have no idea how that relates to eating aborted babies.

10/16/2010 1:15:38 PM


Citation very much needed.
Or do you mean separating the fecal matter from the urine and composting the former while using the latter as fertilizer on your flowers?

Oh no!!! Why use compost in its most efficient way, when we can bury it to poison the earth with too much fecal matter in one spot?

Which Asian culture is eating its aborted fetuses?

10/16/2010 1:23:32 PM


Where I'm from (Germany) they use sludge as fertilizer when available. Sludge is human shit filtered from the wastewater.

It works, and I haven't died of it yet either.

11/16/2010 5:13:48 AM


Many western cultures believe that an invisible sky-man tells them to be hateful towards anyone that is different. Doesn't mean it is right, healthy, natural or good for you in any way.

Just sayin'

5/10/2012 7:35:59 PM

Citation needed on those Asian cultures.

Does it matter if it's cow dung or human waste?

5/11/2012 2:04:56 AM

David B.

Well this made the news recently...
...though the Chinese authorities are disputing that the reports are genuine...

It's probably worth pointing out that Chinese regulations on the disposal of aborted foetuses are stricter that their Western equivalents, as they are treated as human remains, not medical waste.

Using human fertiliser is broadly okay, but there are risks involved, mainly due to improper or incomplete composting of the waste before use. Harmful pathogens such as E.coli and Cryptosporidium can contaminate food grown in manure, and in the past fresh produce contaminated with human waste was a major contributor to the spread of typhoid.

Sewage sludge from municipal sources is usually pretty extensively treated, but often still needs to be 'incubated' to kill off any harmful pathogens. Ironically, this same incubation is known to increase the availability of metal contaminants in the sludge, which may lead to contamination of groundwater or river resources.

"Does Organic Gardening Foster Foodborne Pathogens?"
- RV Tauxe, Journal of the American Medical Association, 277:1680 (1997).

"Land application of sewage sludge: physicochemical and microbial response."
- RP Singh et al, Review of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 214:41-61 (2011).

"Potential benefits and risks of land application of sewage sludge."
- RP Singh & M Agrawal, Waste Management, 28:347-58 (2008).

5/11/2012 2:39:00 AM

Just because Alex Jones says something, doesn't make it true.

6/23/2012 9:06:31 AM

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