2022 article

Filth into Food? Lessons from the Past

Booker, M. (2022, August 11).

By: M. Booker n

Source: ORCID
Added: February 28, 2024

Waste disposal is one of the greatest environmental challenges we face today. It is also an ancient problem faced by our ancestors. Matthew Morse Booker, Ph.D., explores: does the recent past offer any useful solutions (or warnings) for our current crisis? The rise, fall and revival of the urban oysters — which turn filth into food by filtering water and recycling urban waste into urban food, but can also be a vector for disease — offer intriguing insights.