Re: OT-Mad cows and the Great Chain of Being
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- Subject: Re: OT-Mad cows and the Great Chain of Being
- From: John Montgomery/Monashee Perennials <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 5 Apr 1997 02:56:19 -0700 (MST)
At 12:29 PM 97/04/04 -0700,
. However, it is my own opinion that
>the feeding of the flesh of their own kind, however refined, to domestic
>herbivores is a practice of surpassing ecological indecency.
I totally agree with this sentiment.
Is there any hard evidence that bone meal is of any use as a fertilizer? It
seems to me that it has become almost an act of faith to dump some bonemeal
in the planting hole. I have read somewhere, the opinion that the bone meal
we buy today, because it is so highly cooked and processed, virtually
useless as a source of phosphate.
It is outrageously expensive, here at least and my advice to customers is
forget the bone meal and buy another plant or two. Then any potential hazard
I would appreciate it if anyone could point me toward any published research
on this subject.