Leah Sattler wrote:just missed some interesting spam is all from the president of the united states of all people
thats a big question.... is the iron really a neccessary part of the equation or just something that won't fall apart during the process? steamed bones. if sue is right then maybe a bonemeal paste would work too. if my thinking is correct the bones will get steamed and the water will condense and return back to the bottom pot. it seems that could be easily simulated (if the iron isn't crucial) by putting bones in steamer basket in my pressure cooker.
Elaine Alexander wrote:Hi. I was looking at this forum and remembered something relevant I had come across recently.
I found it again. It's from the "Humanure Handbook" By Joseph Jenkins. An amazing,revolutionary and enjoyable book!
From Page 57:
" An Austrian farmer claims that the microorganisms he introduces into his fields have prevented his crops from being contaminated by the radiation from Chernobyl, the ill-fated Russian nuclear power plant, which contaminated his neighbors fields. Sigfried Lubke sprays his green manure crops with compost-type microorganisms just before plowing them under. This practice has produced a soil rich in humus and teeming with microscopic life. After the Chernobyl disaster, crops from fields in Lubke's farming area where banned from sale due to high amounts of radioactive cesium contamination. However, when officials tested Lubke's crops, no trace of cesium could be found. The officials made repeated tests because they couldn't believe that one farm showed no radioactive contamination while the surrounding farms did. Lubke surmises that the humus just "ate up" the cesium."
Referenced from an article in Acres USA, December 1989 page 20. "All things considered in the wake of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident".
Grow your soils!!!
Nick Garbarino wrote:Watching TV, medical tests like X-rays, etc, and air travel also increase radiation exposure. The Fukushima problem is not a threat to the continental U.S. Don't worry, be happy.
Are the food grade products that are safe for animals also safe for humans? I see one (GreenSense http://www.beorganic.com/products/green_sense.html) that has 12% silica.
If part of the benefit is the silica, what is the optimum percentage?
Is there perhaps some other factor in being fit for human consumption, such as processing methods or checking for any possible contaminants?