Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Poop Burger

A team of Japanese researchers lead by Mitsuyuki Ikeda of the Okayama Laboratory have created a way to take human poop and make edible “meat” out of it.
Not sure how this even became an idea, but Ikeda was asked to look at the possible uses of sewage.
He discovered that human waste contains a great deal of protein due to all the bacteria that exists within.
The process involves extracting the proteins from the sewage, combining them with a “reaction enhancer”, and putting it in an “exploder.” (what?) and just like magic, you have poop meat.
After all that the “meat” is colored red and the flavor is enhanced with soy protein.

The breakdown goes like this:product is broken down as follows: 63% proteins, 25% carbs, 3% lipids, and 9% minerals.

Even though nobody really wants to try it, we are told that it actually tastes like beef.

According to Professor Ikeda, there are “psychological barriers that need to be surmounted knowing that your food is made from human feces.” The ultimate goal, then, is to convince people that eating a poop burger isn’t all bad and will consider the environmental impact when making the decision between meat made from animals and meat made from poop.
(good luck with that)