French Baker Uses Women's Wee From Public Toilets To Make Bread
A baker has been collecting women's urine from a public toilet in order to make what she's calling 'Goldilocks bread'.
Yes, you've heard that right, she's using people's wee to make loaves of bread.
Louise Raguet is a French baker and describes herself as an 'eco-feminist'. She's been using the pee she harvests from public restrooms to fertilise the wheat that she then uses to make up her 'Boucle d'Or' or 'Goldilocks bread'.
First off, she gathers the p*** from the female urinals - which are also a thing, and she's played a role in designing her own version - in the 14th Arrondissement of Paris, then sprays the urine on the wheat and makes her bizarre baked goods.
So, she claims that urine 'is a great fertiliser' and she wants to encourage a sustainable food cycle.
Raguet also says she wants to 'break taboos over excrement'.
Sure, it's one thing to normalise the fact that everyone goes to the toilet, but it's totally another thing to then use people's excrement to make food.
There is - believe it or not - some actual science behind all of this.
A study published by the French Urban Planning Agency suggested that 29 million loaves of wee-wheat bread could be baked each day, and that would save farmers, and the environment, 703 tonnes of nitrogen found in artificial fertilisers each day.
To be fair to Louise, pee does have a lot of nutrients and stuff that plants use by extracting them from the soil.
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That means that wee 'should be treated like a goldmine', apparently.
It still sounds like a hard sell, to be quite honest.
Raguet told RT: "It's a neglected liquid, usually dismissed as a waste.
"When you pee in water, treatment plants remove the nutrients.
"They do not return to the earth. The system is not circular.
"It's ideal to replace chemical fertilisers and avoid the pollution they cause."
We don't know how the bread tastes, but Louise does at least dilute the wee that she uses 20 times before using it to fertilise the wheat.
The decision to take only female wee comes from her 'eco-feminism' beliefs, as well as her interest in creating a female urinal called 'Marcelle' aimed at making it easier for women to pee in public spaces.
That's all well and good, but it's gonna be tough convincing people to eat bread made with someone's p***.
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