Check out the Humanure Film in which "Humanure Girl" travels from the future to teach us about the benefits of making compost from human feces.

And if you want to dive deeper into the subject of Humanure, the Humanure Handbook by Joseph Jenkins seems to be like the Bible of Humanure enthusiasts.

     Posted By: Alex - Fri May 05, 2017
     Category: Body Fluids | Excrement

How many beers did that girl have before starting her spiel?

This kind of thing is nothing new; my mother grew up on farms during the Great Depression of the 1930's and was familiar with composting organics (although not human feces) for the gardens she maintained as a kid and while us kids were growing up. My complaint, covered in the middle of the video, is with pathogens that don't get killed completely during the composting process. The same can be said about animal manure composting - I'm not singling out using human manure. One must be careful how compost is used and make sure you wash the plants thoroughly before consumption.
Posted by KDP on 05/05/17 at 04:34 PM
Kimchi, which is a general term to describe a wide range of modern Korean vegetable dishes, was traditionally cabbage and peppers fermented in night soil (human feces). My understanding is that method is rarely used anymore outside of the backwoods rural areas. I tried some of the real stuff from a farmer serving it off his tractor-cum-roachcoach when I was on a military exercise there in the 1980s. It was quite tasty and extremely spicy. Nowadays I just stick with the kimchi-flavored instant noodle bowls when I get a craving for it, as my 50 year old stomach no longer deals well with strong spices and capsaicin.
Posted by A Nonny Mouse on 05/05/17 at 05:05 PM
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