Nov 19, 2011
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – In a basement room at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine sits a giant squat machine. It is what scientists there call a “tissue digester.” To the general public, it is a device for bio-cremation, an alternative to disposing of remains by the standard burning cremation.
Bio-cremation has become a headline in some areas of the United States because it is slowly becoming available for human cremations. One funeral home in Stillwater has been issued a permit for the process by the Metropolitan Council. The State Department of Health’s Mortuary Science section must issue a license once a bio-chemical machine is installed.
Read the full article and see video (2:15) at KARE 11
Thanks to the Death…and More Blog for altering us to this article.