OQ7: Life eternal, Part 1 (EN)

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Episode description:

This episode is the recording of Irina’s conversation with Susanne Wiigh-Mäsak, biologist and founder of Promessa Organic, who was in Uppsala to participate in Uppsala Eco Fair.

Susanne started looking for ways to reduce the damage humans bring to the environment at the age of seventeen. In part 1 of this two-part conversation she shares about her path from composting the food remains and turning them into a well-smelling soil to the insight that humans, too, needed and could be included in nature’s cycle of life even after their death, which is impossible with the two currently predominant in the West burial methods. Susanne then talks about how this insight and her passion for gardening and composting combined with the engineering experience lead her to developing the technology of promession, an ecologically-conscious modern burial method, that more and more people in the West find appealing as it supports life even after our death.

Episode references:

Promessa Organic AB

Sky burial 

Zoroastrian burial (Tower of Silence)

Stiff : The Curious Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

(SWE)  Kroppens sällsamma liv efter döden : likets kulturhistoria av Mary Roach

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