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Tue Oct 22, 2019, 09:01 PM

North Koreans straining to meet 220 lbs of poop per able bodied citzen per year mandate

"Citizens Fight Over Feces to Fill Human Fertilizer Quota in North Korea
2019-10-14

Competition for human feces has become cutthroat in North Korea, as authorities have burdened citizens with impossible collection quotas to prepare fertilizer for next year’s farming season."

https://www.rfa.org/english/news/korea/nk-manure-quota-2020-10142019154836.html

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Reply North Koreans straining to meet 220 lbs of poop per able bodied citzen per year mandate (Original post)
Kaleva Oct 22 OP
Adsos Letter Oct 22 #1
klook Oct 22 #3
Javaman Oct 23 #14
NRaleighLiberal Oct 22 #2
dawg day Oct 22 #6
NRaleighLiberal Oct 22 #7
intrepidity Oct 22 #8
NickB79 Nov 3 #15
dewsgirl Oct 22 #4
Kaleva Oct 23 #12
NickB79 Nov 3 #16
Marcuse Oct 22 #5
keithbvadu2 Oct 22 #9
Historic NY Oct 22 #10
CaptainTruth Oct 23 #11
Soxfan58 Oct 23 #13

Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 09:10 PM

1. Straining being the operative term. n/t

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 09:20 PM

3. They are pushing to rectify the situation. (nt)

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Response to klook (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 11:44 AM

14. nearly killed 'em! nt

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 09:20 PM

2. this could end up being the #2 big story on DU!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 09:29 PM

6. I thought human poop was no good for fertilizer--

At least meat-eater poop?

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Response to dawg day (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 09:38 PM

7. that was my impression as well...here's a link with everything we would want to know about it!

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Response to dawg day (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 09:53 PM

8. I'd wager most NK eat only rice and veg

The poverty level is astounding.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 3, 2019, 09:03 AM

15. Any manure makes good fertilizer

You just have to make sure it gets hot enough during composting to kill off pathogens like E. Coli and parasite eggs.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 09:25 PM

4. Super weird. I am no math scholar, but 8 tons per household

sound like an awful lot.


“The agricultural authorities are forcing residents to produce eight tons of manure for each household to help the local farms,” a resident of Ryanggang province told RFA’s Korean Service on October 8

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 02:35 AM

12. According to this article, the average person produces 320 lbs. per year

"The amount of poo produced by a single person starts to add up when you calculate poop production over years and decades.

Starting with an average daily amount of about 14 ounces (400 grams), the total poop production in a week's time would be about 6 lbs. (2.8 kilograms). In a year, a single person would yield about 320 lbs. (145 kg) of poop — just a little more than an adult panda weighs."

https://www.livescience.com/61966-how-much-you-poop-in-lifetime.html

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 3, 2019, 09:05 AM

16. That's assuming a healthy human with adequate food

North Koreans are running on a starvation diet.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 09:25 PM

5. That is North Korea 's GNP: Grossest National Product.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 10:07 PM

9. No sh_t!?! Sorry. Couldn't resist.

No sh_t!?!

Sorry. Couldn't resist.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 11:36 PM

10. Thats a bunch of crap....

isn't that how the romaine lettuce crops were contaminated with E-coli in California a few years back.


[link:https://www.consumerreports.org/food-safety/e-coli-outbreak-romaine-lettuce-deadliest-in-decades/|]

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 12:05 AM

11. We have plenty of human feces, it spews out of Donald Trump's mouth.


Just stay out of the way so you don't get splattered.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 06:18 AM

13. Who weighs it?

🤔🤣

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