“It is a startling next step in the natural burial movement. Even as more people opt for interment in simple shrouds or biodegradable caskets, urban cemeteries continue to fill up. For the environmentally conscious, cremation is a problematic option, as the process releases greenhouse gases.

““Composting makes people think of banana peels and coffee grounds,” Ms. Spade said. But “our bodies have nutrients. What if we could grow new life after we’ve died?””

This is awesome. I don’t understand how this is “sick” or where the “YUCK factor” is. You’ve already passed on. What do you care about what happens to your body?

And how is it any better (or less “yucky”) to have your body pumped full of preserving fluids, then buried in a cemetery, where eventually detritivores such as beetles and worms will crawl through your orifices?

Article here.