WHO guidelines, clarification please - urine use in agriculture

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Well, it looks like in these cases they have to export strawberry jam in future.
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Florian, Liz,

Thanks for your answers, I had some hopes that cooking would be good enough:-).

Liz, regarding China: they do consume lettuce, but never raw. It is always fried or cooked in hotpot. They do eat strawberries, grown with nightsoil though (and export them to Europe.

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I agree with Florian:
"Processed crops" means "not eaten raw".
Eaten raw: e.g. lettuce, tomatoes (although they can also be cooked), strawberries
Never eaten raw: spinach, corn/maize, wheat, coffee

But it is a good point that you raised as the word "processed" could easily be misunderstood.

An interesting aspect related to this: The Chinese kitchen seems to traditionally NOT include any vegetables eaten raw (e.g. lettuce is not eaten there), and at the same time reuse of excreta for fertiliser has/had a long tradition, and they have managed to keep their soils pretty fertile to feed lots of people for millenia --> is this a coincidence or related to another? I suspect it is no coincidende, but inherent knowledge in China and many other Asian countries.

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Hi Marijn,

my understanding is that "crops to be processed" is meant as opposed to crops to be eaten raw, so includes crops that are cooked.

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WHO guidelines, clarification please - urine use in agriculture

Dear Ecosan crowd,

Just a quick question on interpretation of the WHO recommendations on urine use in agriculture.

When they state: "for crops to be processed", I assume this means crops like wheat, that is chaffed, milled and then baked. Or do other interpret this as crops that are cooked?

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