Sunday, February 6, 2011

Human Excrement - Selling like "Hot Cakes"

NKorea 500x375 For North Koreans, Human Excrement a Top Seller picture

You may find this hard to swallow, but the kingdom of Kim Jong-Il known as North Korea has a fond affection for human excrement.

Yes, that's right, feces, junk, poop and according to Professor Kim Young-soo of Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea, the human excrement are selling like “hot cakes.”
According to Kim, people are using the human waste as fertilizer and shops have begun selling it because of of a fertilizer shortage.
"Each household used to use human excrement as fertilizer, but because it's hard to keep up with the amount, human manure shops showed up at markets," Professor Kim said.

So, is human waste bad for humans when used as fertilizer?
We have snooped around a little and to our surprise, this practice is more common than we we realized.

From what we understand,  "humanure" may not be unhealthy, but the thought of it may be hard to stomach.
It seems that whenever human waste has been converted into fertilizer, the crops have been substantial.

Here's a video that will show you how it all comes out.