Friday, June 17, 2011

Scientist Creates Meat From Human Feces

What's that smell? Earlier in the week we told you about the Chinese genetically altering cows to make human breast milk. Now, their neighbors have gone one step further -- yet again. Japanese scientists have discovered a way to create edible steaks from human feces. True story. 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. Seriously? WTF, Japan!

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