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Free range chickens consume a lot of insects. They will eat scavenged meat, as in roadkill and offal.
Originally posted by angeldoll
It's not considered to be a good fertilizer for the same reason a dog's isn't. Cows, horses and chickens don't eat meat. Humans and dogs do. It ruins the manure, just making it nasty rather than helpful, or so I've always been told.
Originally posted by wutz4tom
Human Feces Used as Fertilizer Has Neighbors Fuming
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Residents in a Lehigh County township are waging a battle against local farms that are using a fertilizer made from human feces.
Several Lynn Township, Pa. farmers use a bio-solid called “granulite” to fertilize their crops, according to township authorities. “Granulite” is sewage sludge turned into dried pellets, 30 percent of which is made of human waste.
Residents like Bill Schaffhouser fear the health effects when this chemically-treated sewage fertilizer seeps into the ground and water
Originally posted by butcherguy
Some WWTF's use reed beds to consume the sludge. In that case, the sludge isn't dried and is pumped into lined concrete beds where reeds have been planted. The reeds have some effect on the heavy metals too, but I am not sure of the chemistry involved there....
I need to do some more reading myself.
Originally posted by zeta2reticuli
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
I agree with you somewhat.
I don't admit possessing any biochemistry degree but; With all the chemicals and meats human species ingest, don't you think there must come a time where proteins and various waste pathogens just don't break down in a manner to ensure safe consumption ? Sorry for my way of writing it but I am francophone and do my best to be concise.
I still find it "controversial" and we won't know the effects of prolonged usage until too many will have been sickened.
We have so much vegetal waste to compost and recycle...no need to 'eat our own #'
edit on 29-12-2011 by zeta2reticuli because: added