Know your Compost Source - As Well As Your Food Source!
A couple articles for the big picture on toxic sludge that is promoted as "biosolids" and even as organic compost!
Date: 4/28/2010 6:13:12 PM ( 11 y ) ... viewed 1319 times
Did you know that "Sewage sludge has been added to many 'organic' composts/fertilizers for a long time now - and many people do not know it. To end this practice, do your research on the ones you buy (and that could take time and talking with a lot of people - have your list of questions ready and get an answer to every one of them) and do not buy those that have (sewage sludge AKA 'biosolids'). Far better than that, make your own compost and don't buy any of (the commercial compost/fertilizers). You don't need much space for that, and you will 'know' what's in it."
"Fifteen years ago, CMD's (Center for Media and Democracy) book 'Toxic Sludge Is Good for You!' first exposed the hidden government and industry PR campaign greenwashing toxic sewage sludge as "biosolids," an invented PR euphemism used to cynically re-brand toxic waste as 'fertilizer' given free to farmers. Today, unfortunately, the biosolids scam is bigger than ever."
And in the first comment:
"Prion infected Class A sludge 'biosolids' compost is spread in parks, playgrounds, home lawns, flower and vegetable gardens - putting humans, family pets, and children with their undeveloped immune systems and hand-to-mouth 'eat dirt' behavior at risk. University of Wisconsin prion researchers, working with $100,000 EPA grant and a $5 million Dept. of Defense grant, have found that prions become 680 times more infectious in certain types of soil. Prions can survive for over 3 years in soils. And human prions are 100,000 times more difficult to inactivate than animal prions "
"Many other health and science experts say even composting to produce Class A sewage sludge biosolids does not
inactivate prions. It is generally agreed in the scientific community that the chemical process known as alkaline hydrolysis is the most effective way to inactivate prions."
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