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Human Urine Is Shown to Be an Effective Agricultural Fertilizer

sailor (Ocean & Mountain)

At-a-glance

  • Beets fertilized with human urine were 10 percent larger, and those fertilized with urine/ash were 27 percent larger than those grown with conventional fertilizer
  • Urine is naturally rich in nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus – the same ingredients in conventional fertilizers
  • Urine is sterile, free and readily available, although urine-separating toilets required for widespread collection are rarely used
  • Urine represents a viable natural alternative to chemical fertilizers, as do other sustainable options, like enriching the microorganisms in the soil

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2016-3-30 -05:00
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