Nepalese farmers are finding magic in what bodily fluid?

Nepalese farmers are finding magic in what bodily fluid?

by / December 18, 2012
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Answer: Urine

 

If your stomach gets queasy hearing about bodily matter, then beware (but keep in mind, it is nature's way).

In more biological terms though, Nepalese farmers are reserving their nitrogen-rich urine to bring in big profits. According the Scientific American, the Dzi Foundation, a nonprofit based in Colorado built 1,000 toilets for roughly 6,500 residents. Some of the toilets were dual hole so excreted matter could be separated. The liquid gold is being used to nutrify crops such as cabbage and cauliflower.

Farmers are finding that it has never been more rewarding to take a No. 1.

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Karen Stewartson

Karen Stewartson served as the managing editor of Government Technology for many years. She also contributed to Public CIO and Emergency Management magazines.