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Shops selling human excrement began operating in North Korea this year, as acute shortages of fertiliser in the sanctions-wracked country put a price on faeces, an analyst said.
Aid groups have said human waste has long been used on domestic crops in the impoverished communist state, but there is now a trade in the readily available commodity, a North Korea analyst told a seminar at a South Korean university.
Originally posted by zorgon
Well they say you are what you eat
Korea is a humid semi tropical climate... have they never heard of composting? All my yard scraps... leaves, grass, vegetable scraps, coffee grounds egg shells and fire pit ashes go into compost. With the heat here in Vegas it turns to rich soil in a matter of weeks
Originally posted by TheLieWeLive
They could also have a very bad drug problem we don't know about. "Jenkem" abuse could be running rampant in poor ole North Korea.
If you don't know what "Jenkem or Butt Hash" is you may want to educate yourself further. Unfortunately the only way you can tell if someone is using is by smelling their breath.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by paraclete1
Yeah well we had a family move into my old neighborhood I grew up in and the old guy would just squat in his yard. The older neighborhood busybody ladies called the cops on him. His solution? He put up a 5 foot chain linked fence with burlap around his yard for privacy and turned it into a vegetable garden.
To each his own
He was not Korean just old school Chinese
Shops selling human excrement began operating in North Korea this year