Don King used to say, “Only in America.” Forget it, it’s “Only in California.”
California has legalised a burial process known as “human composting,” which advocates say will help cut down on the carboon footprint of funerals.
Only in California can you be murdered by a junkie and then be composted and have your remains used to grow marijuana in. Don’t worry, it’s for the planet.
Assembly Bill 351, signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday, will allow residents to choose human composting, or natural organic reduction (NOR), after death starting in 2027.
The process of composting a cadaver, already legalized in Washington, Colorado and Oregon, involves placing the body in a reusable container, surrounding it with wood chips and aerating it to let microbes and bacteria grow. After about a month, the remains will decompose and be fully transformed into soil.
As with the Left, options quickly become mandates. Before long there’ll be human composting mandates.
For the planet.
The author of the bill, Democratic Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, says the threat of climate change motivated the new law.
“AB 351 will provide an additional option for California residents that is more environmentally-friendly and gives them another choice for burial,” said Garcia in a statement. “With climate change and sea-level rise as very real threats to our environment, this is an alternative method of final disposition that won’t contribute emissions into our atmosphere.”
Go compost yourself. It’ll prevent the seas from rising.
Garcia added that she herself may choose the method when she passes away. “I look forward to continuing my legacy to fight for clean air by using my reduced remains to plant a tree,” she wrote.
Most likely a weed.
The California bill bans the combining of multiple peoples’ remains, unless they are family, but unlike Colorado, California is not explicitly banning the sale of the soil or its use growing food for human consumption.
With toilet to tap water already underway, your future strawberries might be grown in a corpse.
Now that Orwell is no longer fiction, how long until Soylent Green is no longer fiction?