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BY LOGAN TITTLE

ANCHOR JENNIFER MECKLES

 

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A Japanese researcher has discovered a way to turn human feces into meat.
Professor Mitsuyuki  Ikeda took a look at the mass amounts of sewage mud in Japan and ended up with one mean cuisine.



“Sewage mud contains a great deal of protein. We researched whether we could extract the protein and recycle it to make a meat substitute.” (Video source: Slashdot.org)
 

Manilla Bulletin explains the process.


“The fun part started when the researchers extracted the protein from the sewage mud, worked their scientific magic on it by combining it with some enhancers, added some soy proteins and voila, the ‘feces steak’ was born. And just to make it more appetizing, they also added some red food coloring, just to give it that ‘medium rare’ feel.”

Eat Drink Better reports the finished product is “63 percent protein, 25 percent carbohydrate, 3 percent fat and 9 percent minerals.” It’s a whole new take -- on recycling. But is it really okay for human consumption? A blogger from Bliss Tree says...

“…it’s actually safe to eat, as the bacteria usually found in feces is killed by heat during the manufacturing process.”

So it’s edible, healthy and even good for the environment, why not give a whirl? One Buzz Media blogger said regardless of the pros, convincing her to eat it is out of the question.

“Yeah, that still doesn’t put me remotely in the universe of wanting to eat one. Or eat anything for the rest of the day for that matter. Thanks, science!”

Scientists know the thought of eating fecal matter is unappealing -- but so is the price. According to DailyTech, Ikeda says due to research costs...

“... our artificial meat is 10 to 20 times more expensive than normal meat. But once the research is complete and it’s put on the market, we’ll probably be able to price it at roughly the same level as normal meat.”

It’s a lot to digest, but if the protein-packed "poo" makes it to super market shelves -- the only question left is, would you eat it?

 

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Japanese Researcher Turns Feces Into Food

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Jun 19, 2011

Japanese Researcher Turns Feces Into Food

(Image source: Inhabitat)

 

BY LOGAN TITTLE

ANCHOR JENNIFER MECKLES

 

You're watching multisource world video news analysis from Newsy. 

 

A Japanese researcher has discovered a way to turn human feces into meat.
Professor Mitsuyuki  Ikeda took a look at the mass amounts of sewage mud in Japan and ended up with one mean cuisine.



“Sewage mud contains a great deal of protein. We researched whether we could extract the protein and recycle it to make a meat substitute.” (Video source: Slashdot.org)
 

Manilla Bulletin explains the process.


“The fun part started when the researchers extracted the protein from the sewage mud, worked their scientific magic on it by combining it with some enhancers, added some soy proteins and voila, the ‘feces steak’ was born. And just to make it more appetizing, they also added some red food coloring, just to give it that ‘medium rare’ feel.”

Eat Drink Better reports the finished product is “63 percent protein, 25 percent carbohydrate, 3 percent fat and 9 percent minerals.” It’s a whole new take -- on recycling. But is it really okay for human consumption? A blogger from Bliss Tree says...

“…it’s actually safe to eat, as the bacteria usually found in feces is killed by heat during the manufacturing process.”

So it’s edible, healthy and even good for the environment, why not give a whirl? One Buzz Media blogger said regardless of the pros, convincing her to eat it is out of the question.

“Yeah, that still doesn’t put me remotely in the universe of wanting to eat one. Or eat anything for the rest of the day for that matter. Thanks, science!”

Scientists know the thought of eating fecal matter is unappealing -- but so is the price. According to DailyTech, Ikeda says due to research costs...

“... our artificial meat is 10 to 20 times more expensive than normal meat. But once the research is complete and it’s put on the market, we’ll probably be able to price it at roughly the same level as normal meat.”

It’s a lot to digest, but if the protein-packed "poo" makes it to super market shelves -- the only question left is, would you eat it?

 

Transcript by Newsy.

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