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(MLive.com)   Produce from a Michigan farm that fertilized with untreated human waste declared a public health hazard, and super gross man   (mlive.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Gastroenteritis, Hepatitis, untreated human waste, Michigan residents, CALHOUN COUNTY, Kuntry Gardens, Homer farm's use, Clostridium difficile  
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2022-10-04 3:14:26 PM  
These vegetables taste like sh*t.
 
2022-10-04 3:46:48 PM  
Wait until you hear about Watney's Martian Potatoes.
 
2022-10-04 3:47:49 PM  
Menawhile farmers in drought areas ask visitors to kindly pee on their crops

Literally just wash your veggies
 
2022-10-04 3:49:25 PM  

E.S.Q.: Menawhile farmers in drought areas ask visitors to kindly pee on their crops

Literally just wash your veggies


Either that's an urban legend, or those farmers are idiots.

You don't have to worry about those crops being contaminated, they won't survive long enough to make it to market.
 
2022-10-04 3:49:29 PM  
And that includes the grocery store I shop at. Awesome.
 
2022-10-04 4:00:11 PM  
Ah, organic farming.

Unsustainable and gross as all get out.

Concerned over "chemicals" on your veggies? Wash the damn things. Also... Stop supporting unsustainable farming.
 
2022-10-04 4:05:03 PM  
What is treated human waste?  Poop is poop right?  Next thing you are going to tell me 1+1=7.
 
2022-10-04 4:05:32 PM  
The farm is called Kuntry Gardens, after all. Their produce was sold at Busch's Fresh Food Market, among many others.

/can't make this up
 
2022-10-04 4:09:39 PM  

centrifugal bumblepuppy: The farm is called Kuntry Gardens, after all. Their produce was sold at Busch's Fresh Food Market, among many others.

/can't make this up


These are all strip club names, right?
 
2022-10-04 4:18:48 PM  

LesserEvil: Ah, organic farming.

Unsustainable and gross as all get out.

Concerned over "chemicals" on your veggies? Wash the damn things. Also... Stop supporting unsustainable farming.


Human waste is also full of pharmaceuticals. Eat all the soap you want to, but it won't remove the post-consumer geriatric smorgasbord of drugs.
 
2022-10-04 4:20:20 PM  
Cue the armed Bundy clan coming in to Kuntry Garden for a violent standoff over government infringement of No. 2 amendment.

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2022-10-04 4:26:05 PM  

sid244: What is treated human waste?  Poop is poop right?  Next thing you are going to tell me 1+1=7.


It's been heated to kill off harmful microbes.
 
2022-10-04 4:33:05 PM  

sid244: What is treated human waste?  Poop is poop right?  Next thing you are going to tell me 1+1=7.


Are you familiar with Milorganite?
 
2022-10-04 4:34:59 PM  
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2022-10-04 4:38:54 PM  
I thought this would be an article about sewage treatment sludge fertilizer causing contamination with PFAS and PFOS aka 'forever chemicals' since apparently that's a thing we need to worry about now.

/much of that contamination comes from industry dumping PFAS and PFOS into local sewage systems
 
2022-10-04 5:02:18 PM  

grumpfuff: E.S.Q.: Menawhile farmers in drought areas ask visitors to kindly pee on their crops

Literally just wash your veggies

Either that's an urban legend, or those farmers are idiots.

You don't have to worry about those crops being contaminated, they won't survive long enough to make it to market.


I'm pretty sure I read it in a Stephen King documentary, so it must be true
 
2022-10-04 5:07:57 PM  

sid244: What is treated human waste?  Poop is poop right?  Next thing you are going to tell me 1+1=7.


No, it's Milorganite
 
2022-10-04 5:13:53 PM  

E.S.Q.: grumpfuff: E.S.Q.: Menawhile farmers in drought areas ask visitors to kindly pee on their crops

Literally just wash your veggies

Either that's an urban legend, or those farmers are idiots.

You don't have to worry about those crops being contaminated, they won't survive long enough to make it to market.

I'm pretty sure I read it in a Stephen King documentary, so it must be true


Sh*t, my bad, I had no idea you got it from such a reputable documentary writer. If he wrote it, it must be true.
 
2022-10-04 5:28:48 PM  

sid244: What is treated human waste?  Poop is poop right?  Next thing you are going to tell me 1+1=7.


Dried, heated, radiated, chlorinated, etc
 
2022-10-04 6:11:39 PM  
Was this in Colon, Michigan?
 
2022-10-04 6:27:21 PM  

E.S.Q.: Menawhile farmers in drought areas ask visitors to kindly pee on their crops

Literally just wash your veggies


Pee also needs to be treated. Usually it's held for 30 days in a warm place (like a geeenhouse) to kill pathogens.

Search for 'peecycling' if you want to do it safely

But it's still a decent idea to wash veggies.  Birds and whatever else might've pooped on the fields.
 
2022-10-04 6:38:53 PM  

Oneiros: E.S.Q.: Menawhile farmers in drought areas ask visitors to kindly pee on their crops

Literally just wash your veggies

Pee also needs to be treated. Usually it's held for 30 days in a warm place (like a geeenhouse) to kill pathogens.

Search for 'peecycling' if you want to do it safely

But it's still a decent idea to wash veggies.  Birds and whatever else might've pooped on the fields.


You got a problem with lambics?!

Fermentation solves a lot of problems
 
2022-10-04 6:47:00 PM  

Axeofjudgement: Oneiros: E.S.Q.: Menawhile farmers in drought areas ask visitors to kindly pee on their crops

Literally just wash your veggies

Pee also needs to be treated. Usually it's held for 30 days in a warm place (like a geeenhouse) to kill pathogens.

Search for 'peecycling' if you want to do it safely

But it's still a decent idea to wash veggies.  Birds and whatever else might've pooped on the fields.

You got a problem with lambics?!

Fermentation solves a lot of problems


No, I love lambics.

Well, real lambics.  There's a place out in Ocean City, MD that claims to make a 'pineapple lambic' but that crap was hopped.

Even cider isn't safe these days, as there are now hopped ciders

But like I said, you gotta let it sit for 30 days.  I think that's more a case of the ammonia in the pee sterilizing things vs fermentation, though.
 
2022-10-04 6:56:45 PM  

Oneiros: E.S.Q.: Menawhile farmers in drought areas ask visitors to kindly pee on their crops

Literally just wash your veggies

Pee also needs to be treated. Usually it's held for 30 days in a warm place (like a geeenhouse) to kill pathogens.

Search for 'peecycling' if you want to do it safely

But it's still a decent idea to wash veggies.  Birds and whatever else might've pooped on the fields.


I hope they're doing more than just that. Pathogens are not the only problem plants have with urine. There's some good stuff there, sure, but there's also some bad stuff.

Think of "dog patches" or whatever they're called. It's not the pathogens that are killing the grass.
 
2022-10-04 7:02:40 PM  

grumpfuff: Oneiros: E.S.Q.: Menawhile farmers in drought areas ask visitors to kindly pee on their crops

Literally just wash your veggies

Pee also needs to be treated. Usually it's held for 30 days in a warm place (like a geeenhouse) to kill pathogens.

Search for 'peecycling' if you want to do it safely

But it's still a decent idea to wash veggies.  Birds and whatever else might've pooped on the fields.

I hope they're doing more than just that. Pathogens are not the only problem plants have with urine. There's some good stuff there, sure, but there's also some bad stuff.

Think of "dog patches" or whatever they're called. It's not the pathogens that are killing the grass.


It's ridiculously high in ammonia and salts.
Pee is good on some plants, but not many.

My ivy doesn't mind Diet Coke.
 
2022-10-04 7:36:45 PM  

grumpfuff: I hope they're doing more than just that. Pathogens are not the only problem plants have with urine. There's some good stuff there, sure, but there's also some bad stuff.

Think of "dog patches" or whatever they're called. It's not the pathogens that are killing the grass.


That's because it's a fertilizer replacement, not a water replacement.

If you over fertilize most crops it will burn them.

There was even a weeding robot that worked by spraying fertilizer on the weeds to kill them without leaving herbicides that might affect the wanted crops
 
2022-10-04 7:53:33 PM  

NewportBarGuy: These vegetables taste like sh*t.


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2022-10-04 7:54:14 PM  

Oneiros: grumpfuff: I hope they're doing more than just that. Pathogens are not the only problem plants have with urine. There's some good stuff there, sure, but there's also some bad stuff.

Think of "dog patches" or whatever they're called. It's not the pathogens that are killing the grass.

That's because it's a fertilizer replacement, not a water replacement.

If you over fertilize most crops it will burn them.

There was even a weeding robot that worked by spraying fertilizer on the weeds to kill them without leaving herbicides that might affect the wanted crops


paulleah: It's ridiculously high in ammonia and salts.


It's not a question of over fertilizing, it's a that ammonia and salts (and a few other components) tend to be very bad for plants. Yes, urine can be "treated" and made a useful fertilizer. Leaving it in a greenhouse for 30 days is not enough.
 
2022-10-04 8:47:06 PM  

sid244: What is treated human waste?


Biosolids
 
2022-10-04 9:34:33 PM  

Oneiros: E.S.Q.: Menawhile farmers in drought areas ask visitors to kindly pee on their crops

Literally just wash your veggies

Pee also needs to be treated. Usually it's held for 30 days in a warm place (like a geeenhouse) to kill pathogens.

Search for 'peecycling' if you want to do it safely

But it's still a decent idea to wash veggies.  Birds and whatever else might've pooped on the fields.


Peecycling is also what athletes do when they're trying to pass a drug test.
 
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