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Climate Activists Want To Use Human Urine As Fertilizer


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Climate activists have gone too far on this one…

For the last several years the practice of using human urine has picked up popularity amongst climate activists.

Even the US government has funded several studies which use human urine as a fertilizer due to the fact the supplies to create fertilizer have drastically decreased since the war in Ukraine.

CNN even released a video that interviewed Vermont farmers who were replacing traditional fertilizer with human urine.

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The National Pulse had these details to add to the story:

Corporate media outlets are now promoting human urine as an “eco-friendly” solution to ongoing fertilizer shortages plaguing American farmers.

The U.S. government has funded studies using the human waste product for fertilizer since 2016, though the method has enjoyed a newfound popularity amidst global fertilizer and subsequent food shortages. While many have attributed this scarcity to the ongoing war in Ukraine, environmental activists and Democrats’ push for “green” energy has played a sizable role in decreasing the supply of resources required for fertilizer production.

A recent CNN segment asserted: “Farmers around the world are struggling. Your pee could help,” highlighting the concept in a July interview profiling Vermont farmers participating in an exchange program where chemical fertilizers are traded for human urine.

“Farmers in Vermont are finding relief from an unexpected source: human pee,” begins the segment which chronicles several farmers involved in the program. During the segment, no criticisms of the potential danger to public health are presented.

The Guardian had these details to add to the story:

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Urine can be used as a fertiliser without fear it will fuel the spread of antibiotic resistance, researchers have revealed – although they urge caution against using fresh bodily waste to water crops.

Urine is rich in nitrogen and phosphorus and has been used for generations to help plants grow. But the presence of urinary tract infections in donors means the fluid can also contain DNA from bacteria – including genes for antibiotic resistance.

One concern is that even if the microbes themselves are killed either as a result of storage conditions or pasteurisation, this DNA could be taken up by other bacteria in the environment and end up causing antibiotic-resistant infections in humans.

The spread of antibiotic resistance is an issue experts have said is as great a threat to humanity as the climate crisis.

But now experts say that, for stored urine at least, bacterial DNA is not passed on to other microbes.

“I think this is an important step in demonstrating that we have methods where we can reduce the risks that the things in urine pose,” said Dr Krista Wigginton, a co-author of the research from the University of Michigan.



 

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