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Mikhail Liebenstein

Japanese Scientist Creates Burger Meat Out Of Human Feces

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http://www.digitaltrends.com/international/japanese-scientists-creates-meat-out-of-feces/

It's being called the "poop burger". Japanese scientists have found a way to create artificial meat from sewage containing human feces.

Somehow this feels like a Vonnegut plotline: population boom equals food shortage. Solution? Synthesize food from human waste matter. Absurd yes, but Japanese scientists have actually discovered a way to create edible steaks from human feces.

Mitsuyuki Ikeda, a researcher from the Okayama Laboratory, has developed steaks based on proteins from human excrement. Tokyo Sewage approached the scientist because of an overabundance of sewage mud. They asked him to explore the possible uses of the sewage and Ikeda found that the mud contained a great deal of protein because of all the bacteria.

The researchers then extracted those proteins, combined them with a reaction enhancer and put it in an exploder which created the artificial steak. The “meat” is 63% proteins, 25% carbohydrates, 3% lipids and 9% minerals. The researchers color the poop meat red with food coloring and enhance the flavor with soy protein. Initial tests have people saying it even tastes like beef.

Inhabitat notes that “the meatpacking industry causes 18 percent of our greenhouse gas emissions, mostly due to the release of methane from animals.” Livestock also consume huge amounts of resources and space in efforts to feed ourselves as well as the controversy over cruelty to animals. Ikeda’s recycled poop burger would reduce waste and emissions, not to mention obliterating Dante’s circle for gluttons.

The scientists hope to price it the same as actual meat, but at the moment the excrement steaks are ten to twenty times the price they should be thanks to the cost of research. Professor Ikeda understands the psychological barriers that need to be surmounted knowing that your food is made from human feces. They hope that once the research is complete, people will be able to overlook that ugly detail in favor of perks like environmental responsibility, cost and the fact that the meat will have fewer calories.

Waste not; want not.

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I remember reading about this in Equire in 1994, when my sister's boyfriend bought over a copy of it. Its a very old story. But it added that 7/10 chefs could not tell the difference.

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Well rabbits eat their own poop to extract the proteins excreted in their err... poop

Dogs do that as well, but mostly because they've been overstuffed with Pedigree Chum.

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Kuru anyone?

I am not sure you could get kuru from this activity. The 'extracted protein' is not likely to come from the previous eaters gut but rather from undigested particles of food contained in the poop and dead bacteria.

I guess it could be marketed as a slimming aid. The things the last guy's gut could not break down will not be broken down by your gut either thus passing straight through.

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I thought from reading the story was that the bacteria were the key. The sewage mud is simply a growth medium for the bacteria.

Btw - what happened to the japanase jewellery from faeces that was getting coverage a decade ago or so?

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Haven't the likes of Wimpy and McDonalds been doing this for many decades?

:lol::lol::lol:

now we know why they taste like shit!....it's because they are!

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Haven't the likes of Wimpy and McDonalds been doing this for many decades?

How do you think the meat industry bulks up its lower value products like mechanically recovered meat ;)

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