Can dog poo be used to grow our food?

Using her own ‘research assistant’, Bailey, and the poo of hundreds of dogs from day care, PhD candidate Emily Bryson has been studying the breakdown of dangerous pathogens in different compost temperatures, even using worm farms. She recently sequenced DNA in dog waste bacteria to find a way to loop the poop into safe gardening.

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