BBC NEWS | Americas | US army food… just add urine

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pee-on-salad-1So apparently the U.S. Army has food that you can pee on…

The US military has devised a way to ensure its troops in battle need never go hungry – with dried food that can be rehydrated using dirty water or urine.

I think urine would be my first choice, even if I had clean water available.

The article mentions a couple times that drinking urine is not toxic in the short term, but gives no time frame for what is considered short term.

Engineer Ed Beaudry was quoted by the New Scientist as saying that the body would not find using urine to rehydrate food toxic in the short term…

Many people practice Urine Therapy fasting where they drink all their urine and nothing else but water for days at a time.  That means that “short term” is in the several days time frame.  I consider that a ringing endorsement for drinking pee, especially on food!!

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