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    I'm tempted . . .

    I was out stirring my compost the other day. I had a big heap of two-day old cut grass to incorporate into the pile, and it was a hot, hot day. When I dug into the freshly cut grass, it was really hot at the core, and around the core, the grass had turned from bright green to yellow-brown, and it was liberally threaded with white mold/fungus. Some of the grass blades were spotted with dots of white. I was tempted to chow down a big mouthful.

    It didn't smell bad, just kind of earthy. Not like a pile of rotting garbage can contents at all. The best sauerkraut I ever made grew similar-looking white spots on the top layers, but underneath those layers, it was delicious.

    Do you suppose I'd give myself a bad case of poisoning if I ate some? My dog has no doubts about eating compost, but then he's also fond of poop . . .

    I'd like to improve the biodiversity of my microbiome. Something that can break down grass seems like it would be a good addition.

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    You were tempted to eat mouldy grass?

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    wow, honestly? don't eat moldy grass.

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    LOL that's hardcore. I've definetly opened up my palate since starting Primal but that takes it to a new level.

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    Nah, it makes sense. As much sense as eating all the other rotten stuff we love. Think sauerkraut, etc. I wouldn't do it without knowing in general what bacteria you are ingesting first.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    Nah, it makes sense. As much sense as eating all the other rotten stuff we love. Think sauerkraut, etc. I wouldn't do it without knowing in general what bacteria you are ingesting first.
    except that sauerkraut is cabbage, which we can digest. we don't have rumens, we can't digest grass. even if there's mold on it.

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    If we ingest the foreign digester with the digested, then we may actually obtain nutrition. And if some of those bacteria can establish themselves, a person could - barring a thousand reasons it's impossible, if you can name them - become able to digest grass to meaningful degrees. Yeah, it's a little out there, but it's hard to say it can't ever work. If round-up ready bacteria can set up house, then why not grass-digesting critters, too?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    If we ingest the foreign digester with the digested, then we may actually obtain nutrition. And if some of those bacteria can establish themselves, a person could - barring a thousand reasons it's impossible, if you can name them - become able to digest grass to meaningful degrees. Yeah, it's a little out there, but it's hard to say it can't ever work.
    Reminds me of why some people may be able to eat wheat.....Lucas Tafur: gluten

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    I wonder if it's hard for people who grow up in food deserts to acquire these bacteria.


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