Yeah, there is the "ick" factor. There are also residual elements from the stuff that are magnified as they go up the food chain and into our food. One is THALLIUM, which I have just read was the poison of choice in at least one of Agatha Christie's thrillers. She was a pharmacist and knew how a little went a long way and was hard to detect.
At last, the stuff rural folk have been living with for some time is coming home to Halifax. Let the discussions begin. Seeing the film "Sludge Diet" is a really good beginning for a discussion.
"Psycho surgery" is spot on! Well spoken, Chris. This piece has the elegaic quality of George Grant's Lament for a Nation. In our case, a planet.
Good article, Chris. I grew up in Truro, and this move amazes me. Could the fiasco of the sewage sludge spread on lands on the edge of Truro a few years back have had a silver lining? Could people be thinking of how precious land is, and of how "biosolids" (a wonderfully Orwellian word for sewage/industrial sludge) have BIG PROBLEMS? I hope people will attend Seedy Saturday on April 24th, St. Andrew's Church, and see the film "Sludge Diet."
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