The Guardian: Food security: Is it Time to Recognise the Nutritional Value of Human Waste?
“‘Given this natural aversion to human waste, it takes rigorous research, careful implementation and skillful social marketing to overcome the ‘yuck’ factor,’ says Kramer. ‘That said, we found that, in Haiti, once people are able to see, smell and touch the final product they are more than eager to test it in their gardens.’
“The organisation [SOIL] treats 240,000 US gallons of waste every year and has sold 75,000 US gallons of compost, Kramer says. It’s been bought by nurseries, backyard gardeners and large-scale agricultural projects run by non-profits to improve reforestation and soil quality. Kramer says human waste-based compost can bring ‘huge economic returns for farmers growing high-value crops, such as spinach and peppers’. – Rich McEachran, The Guardian, January 19, 2105. Read the full article.
SOIL in The Guardian
- The Guardian: Food security: Is it Time to Recognise the Nutritional Value of Human Waste? Jan 20, 2015
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