Vorguen wrote:What's stopping people from doing something like baking cat / dog / human manure? what about meat.. people say its not good to compost, why? Can't you bake it too make sure to kill anything wrong with it and if you have a pile inside say chicken wire put it in the middle to keep most varmints out?
just curious, wondering what truly stops people from composting anything organic, and why a microwave can't handle the things we are scared of like bacteria / worms / virus / etc?
also, why don't people compost dairy products very much?
I've written a couple of extended posts about toxoplasmosis, an organism often found in cat waste. It is difficult to kill; even modern sewage plants often can't kill it. Just search on the key word with me as author and the posts will show up. There are only two or maybe three of them.
Toxoplasmosis isn't the only one, just the best known of the "difficult to kill" organisms found in the gut of meat-eating creatures like dogs, cats, and people. Most people's compost piles do not (reliably) hit temps high enough to even have a chance of killing such pathogens.
THAT is why we don't recommend composting these wastes. ==> It isn't safe
. If you want to "bake it" in your own kitchen...well, I can't say I would ever recommend such a thing...sounds pretty repulsive, actually, but it's your house and your health.
Dairy products tend to attract rats, mice, and other vermin. And that's why we don't recommend composting those in regular compost piles.
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