Back to the earth: Human composting could become legal in California

SACRAMENTO — In California, death could soon get a little greener.California lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow for human remains to be composted into soil, a process called “natural organic reduction,” with the end result being a nutrient-dense soil “that can be returned to families or donated to conservation land,” according to a statement from bill sponsor Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, a Democrat.“This service will provide an additional option for California residents that is more environmentally friendly and gives them another choice for burial,” Garcia said in a statement....


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