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I live near a human waste plant that literally turns it into fertilizer. They use worms believe it or not. The plant is kind of smelly in the summer and the fertilizer isnt cheap. Not that Ive ever bought any but my neighbor used to. I dont remember it smelling any worse that the horse manure and etc that we used when I was a seedling
 

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Years ago I painted a tank at a sewage treatment plant. Never again. It was a hot summer week and the smell was overwhelming. Open lid tank. Had to walk over the top on a catwalk that was a little too narrow.
 

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I believe there are people out there that have made art out of human remains, so, that'd be another reason for me to say nope.
 
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I believe there are people out there that have made art out of human remains, so, that'd be another reason for me to say nope.
ive heard of portraits being done with the ashes mixed with the paint. so its not just a painting of them, it is them....
 
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i did not need to know that.....lol
i wonder if that is where this will go.. you pay 5500 dollars to end up as a 3 dollar bag of fertilizer in the home depot garden center
That is the game plan from what I have read on this idea.
 
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ive heard of portraits being done with the ashes mixed with the paint. so its not just a painting of them, it is them....
I wouldn't doubt it. I'd just have to say bury me when I'm gone.
 
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It is a dangerous idea to use human composted remains as fertilizer for anything edible. There are viruses and prions that will not be killed off in this process and can be passed through the soil to the food. Not to mention antibiotics, chemotherapy agents, hormones, etc. that will remain within this product.

Currently, bone meal fertilizer carries a warning on it as it can be toxic to even breath in the dust. Also, there is major concern of spreading the prions that cause Mad Cow Disease.

“Do you feed your roses with bone meal? Not a good idea, says the world’s foremost expert on a group of rare diseases, found in animals, that sometimes make their way into humans. Breathing in the dust from contaminated bone meal could be deadly, says Dr. D. Carleton Gajdusek (GUY-doo-sheck), a brilliant Harvard Medical School graduate and Nobel laureate. In his latest book, Deadly Feasts (Simon & Schuster), author Richard Rhodes traces the history of these diseases, called spongi-form encephalopathies, that reduce the brain to a spongy mass, causing their victims to stagger, fall, develop dementia and paralysis, and soon die a terrible death.” - “Mad cow disease” from feeding your roses? – Medical Update September 1, 1997. Brown, Edwin W.

 

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Apart from the moral or religious aspects I wouldn't trust the compost to be safe. I worked in a nursery and they used to get truckloads of composted human waste delivered. Every time I had to work with this I'd get sick so I could imagine what the whole body composted could do. The waste was proclaimed to be safe and pristine but condoms were a regular find in it ;vo.
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I believe there are people out there that have made art out of human remains, so, that'd be another reason for me to say nope.
I've seen where they plasticize bodies, I think you can pay to get your own done. I'd love to send mine to my kids as we are always playing jokes on each other. Only thing is I wouldn't get to see the look on their faces, lol.
 
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