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Japan is plotting to get the world to eat excrement.  (Source: Tom Six)

Professor Mitsuyuki Ikeda inspects his feces "meat".  (Source: TWO/YouTube)

Fresh "steak" shoots out the exploder.  (Source: TWO/YouTube)

The researchers say the meat is delicious and tastes like beef. It is colored with red food coloring to give it a pleasing tone.  (Source: TWO/YouTube)
Mankind's food chain may become a loop

Mankind has come up with all sorts of ideas for new meat sources from cloned animals to chowing down on insects, but this idea may be the most outlandish yet.

The Tokyo Sewage service in Japan serves over 13 million people over approximately a 2,200 square kilometer area.  It approached Mitsuyuki Ikeda, a researcher from the Okayama Laboratory, with an unusual problem -- it had too much "sewer mud" (also known as human excrement).

It turns out human excrement is a breeding ground for scores of bacteria.  So Mr. Ikeda cooked up an unusual solution -- make food [video] out of the feces.

The first step is to cook the bacteria, killing them, and to extract their proteins via separation techniques according to Yahoo News.  Soy protein is added to enhance the flavor.  The meat mixture travels to a "reaction enhancer" (likely a chemical reactor of some sort) where it turns into a textured "meat" and is then extrude through an "exploder".

The delicious "steak" is even finished with red food color to give it a comforting hue.  Mr. Ikeda claims that in initial testing people found the feces steak to taste somewhat like beef.

Mr. Ikeda is afraid the main obstacle to deploying excrement meat to the masses is the "psychological barrier."  He states, "I admit that few people would be keen to eat it knowing its made of human excrement."

Indeed, the concept of "fake" meat alone is hard for some to swallow.  Taco Bell was recently sued when diners discovered that its beef mixed "fake meat" filers with real meat.

How much would the "meat" cost?  Mr. Ikeda comments, "As far as the cost is concerned, because at the moment it includes the cost of research 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."

The new "meat" is also healthier than traditional meat as it’s an ideal mix of 63% proteins, 25% carbohydrates, 3% lipids and 9% minerals.  The small fat content, in particular makes the feces steaks healthier than their animal counterpart.

The new meat would also cut down on the greenhouse gas emissions, which traditional livestock produce.  In that regard it could even earn "carbon credits" helping its price to be cheaper than animal-derived meat.

The idea may sound crazy, but consider that Japan is no stranger to fine meat products.  Its Kobe region beef is renowned by connoisseurs worldwide for it's delicious flavor.

And as the band Pink Floyd famously sang, "If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat?!"



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Yeah...
By Flunk on 6/17/2011 11:06:04 AM , Rating: 5
quote:
Soy protein is added to enhance the flavor


That says it all right there, if soy improves the flavor. I can say with great certainty that i will never eat this, especially not if they price it on par with real meat as they claim. Who would possibly buy it at that price?




RE: Yeah...
By MrBungle123 on 6/17/2011 11:25:15 AM , Rating: 5
I wonder what they'll brand this stuff...?

Soylent Red perhaps?


RE: Yeah...
By MrBlastman on 6/17/2011 11:30:38 AM , Rating: 5
... and the ingredients on the side of the package read something like this:

Hydrogenated Soylent Paste, Probiotic Supplements, Soy Protein, Salt, Flavorings, Uric Acid (softening agent), Hydrochloric Acid (scrubbing agent), Red No. 40, Yellow No. 5, Disodium Insonate, Disodium Guanylate.

Hey, at least I don't see any Polysorbate 80.


RE: Yeah...
By AlvinCool on 6/17/2011 11:56:10 AM , Rating: 5
I believe that would be closer to Soylent Brown.

In fact I believe there was a different movie in the 70's called Kentucky Fried Movie that actually named this specifically as

Brown 25


RE: Yeah...
By Cypherdude1 on 6/17/2011 1:52:36 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
I believe that would be closer to Soylent Brown.
Yes, it would definitely be Soylent Brown.


RE: Yeah...
By Souka on 6/17/2011 2:58:28 PM , Rating: 2
and definetly not tasty like Soylent Green is...


RE: Yeah...
By delphinus100 on 6/18/2011 9:44:41 PM , Rating: 3
"Soylent Brown is (from) people...!"


RE: Yeah...
By Bad-Karma on 6/22/2011 5:18:27 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
"Soylent Brown is (from) people...!"


Yeah...Soylent Green is (from) people too. Between the two everyone gets to contribute to the rest of society!


RE: Yeah...
By MrBungle123 on 6/17/2011 4:37:18 PM , Rating: 2
I was just guessing... It did say this:

quote:
The delicious "steak" is even finished with red food color to give it a comforting hue.


Perhaps Soylent Brown will be the "natural" version of the product with no added colors or preservatives.


RE: Yeah...
By someguy123 on 6/17/2011 9:56:36 PM , Rating: 2
Delicious, organic soylent brown, with no artificial ingredients! Pure bacteria riddled feces!


RE: Yeah...
By nstott on 6/17/2011 3:05:46 PM , Rating: 2
Or they could make a softer version without red coloring for fake miso. ^^


RE: Yeah...
By nstott on 6/17/2011 3:34:05 PM , Rating: 3
...or sell "sh!t kabobs" to the Middle East.


RE: Yeah...
By Capt Caveman on 6/17/2011 11:26:25 AM , Rating: 2
Do you eat Taco Bell? They add soy protein to their beef.


RE: Yeah...
By InvertMe on 6/17/2011 11:43:35 AM , Rating: 5
Taco Bell doesn't sell "Beef"... just to clarify.


RE: Yeah...
By HrilL on 6/17/2011 2:08:43 PM , Rating: 2
the beef they do sell is grade "F" It looked kind of greenish.


RE: Yeah...
By Samus on 6/18/2011 1:08:20 AM , Rating: 2
They can't call it beef because its less than the USDA requirement of "meat" which is 70%+ to be beef and 40%+ to be beef 'product.'

Taco Bell isn't even beef product as it is 30% beef (if I remember correctly.) It is majority grains/oats, with corn, soy, salt and other spices.


RE: Yeah...
By sadffffff on 6/19/2011 10:54:14 PM , Rating: 3
RE: Yeah...
By lainofthewired on 6/17/2011 11:48:07 AM , Rating: 2
The Yes Men already examined this proposal...it didn't go well.


RE: Yeah...
By TSS on 6/17/2011 12:20:44 PM , Rating: 4
Vegetarians, because their used to eating crap anyway.

(yes i know politically incorrect and quite biased but honestly i couldn't help myself :p)


RE: Yeah...
By MrBlastman on 6/17/2011 12:23:07 PM , Rating: 5
As I've said before, if they could find a way to legally package Vegetarians as a meat product, it sure would be a tasty treat.

100% Grass Fed, Free Range... Mmmmm...


RE: Yeah...
By web2dot0 on 6/17/2011 5:25:33 PM , Rating: 1
If you call eating McDonalds and Taco Bell .... "not crap" ....

Vegetarians don't "eat crap". They just need to need more often because it digests faster.

Ask alot of MMA fighters. They are converting to being a vegetarian. If they eat crap, they sure as hell don't look like crap!


RE: Yeah...
By invidious on 6/17/2011 5:42:41 PM , Rating: 3
Giving up meat and other fatty foods short term to lose weight is not the same as being a vegitarian. There are many other sources of protien that are easier for the body to break down which is why fighers downplay meat while preparing for fights.

Boxers have done the same thing for decades. It has nothing to do with vegetarianism.


RE: Yeah...
By TSS on 6/18/2011 7:48:40 AM , Rating: 3
I cook for myself 6 days a week eating potatoes, vegitables and proper meat bought from a local supermarket. None of those hamburgers made out of compressed cow either. I even try to avoid eating chicken as i know how bloated and full of water it is. I really enjoy a good pork chop though. And when i say proper i mean a single piece from a single animal who has lived an reasonable life.

I never go to mac donalds, and i live across the street from one. I have gone there when i was younger and my stomach could handle more but the last time i ate a bunch of chicken nuggets there i had a constipated colon for 3 days. If we don't count that i haven't purchased anything at mac donalds in a decade, and will never again. I've never been to taco bell, i've had taco's but they where home made with fresh supermarket bought vegetables.

If i eat french fries (the 7th day i eat easy to make food or take out) i'll go to a local "friettent", a cafe for fast food snacks of sorts. Higher quality, higher quanity for a lower price then mac donalds. I guess the translation would be a "snack bar".

But then again, i'm not american, i'm dutch. We actually have laws that guarrantee good care for the animals being slaughtered, and our inspection committees aren't run by the very people their supposed to keep in check. We've got more then 5 major companies providing all the food (including the "organic" foods!) in the country. Hell we have a political party in parliament (not in the government though) litteraly called "the party for animals". They don't get alot of votes because the greens have made sure animals are already well taken care of, but still enough to expose any wrongdoing by the government.

Hell compared to how life is here i easily dare say that whatever vegetarians eat, it's still better then how Americans eat.


RE: Yeah...
By nolisi on 6/17/2011 12:44:22 PM , Rating: 2
I'm pondering new meanings of the phrase "eat $h*t."

Will this mean it's no longer an insult?


RE: Yeah...
By quiksilvr on 6/17/2011 12:50:30 PM , Rating: 4
What boggles my mind is why don't they just find the bacteria in nature and cook that instead? Why does it have to come from our sh|t?


RE: Yeah...
By kattanna on 6/17/2011 2:18:16 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
if soy improves the flavor


LOL yep. couldnt agree more


RE: Yeah...
By mikemn on 6/18/2011 3:01:01 AM , Rating: 3
Well I guess no one will be able to ask for a refund on these steaks by saying "Hey these steaks taste like shit." lol


RE: Yeah...
By W00dmann on 6/18/2011 5:16:30 PM , Rating: 2
Finally, a subject matter worthy of Jason Mick's incredible journalism skills...


RE: Yeah...
By YashBudini on 6/18/2011 7:23:30 PM , Rating: 2
It's the raters that have really sunk their teeth into this one.


No
By amanojaku on 6/17/2011 11:15:23 AM , Rating: 5
Mother Nature got it right the first time.

grass->cow->man->poop->grass




RE: No
By MrBlastman on 6/17/2011 11:23:04 AM , Rating: 3
Seriously.

What a sh!tty idea...


RE: No
By amanojaku on 6/17/2011 11:42:38 AM , Rating: 4
Hello, this Sh!tty Wok. Take you order please?


RE: No
By therealnickdanger on 6/17/2011 12:00:34 PM , Rating: 2
Ma sweet an sourl polk so hot an sticky, Mongorians sticka right to da walr!


RE: No
By ppardee on 6/17/2011 1:16:46 PM , Rating: 5
Who order the poo poo platter?


RE: No
By Boissez on 6/17/2011 11:51:49 AM , Rating: 2
Put An Apple Logo on the Packaging...
By Arsynic on 6/17/2011 11:38:09 AM , Rating: 5
...and it will sell like hotcakes.




By MrBlastman on 6/17/2011 12:20:23 PM , Rating: 2
My dog likes hotcakes...


By Xonoahbin on 6/18/2011 9:03:58 AM , Rating: 2
This absolutely needs a 6.


By delphinus100 on 6/18/2011 9:49:24 PM , Rating: 2
But it won't smell like them...


Disgusting
By Shampoo on 6/17/2011 11:24:03 AM , Rating: 1
This is disgusting, but something to hold onto for the future in case there is a food shortage or for third world countries or the planet cannot sustain us any longer and grow food.

Survival tool is what I would call it, but I don't know about marketing it now.

Talk about shitting where you eat or eating what you shit.

Gross.




RE: Disgusting
By vapore0n on 6/17/2011 11:29:05 AM , Rating: 1
On the human centipede, you will be the middle piece!


RE: Disgusting
By quiksilvr on 6/17/2011 11:56:01 AM , Rating: 5
I BERIEVE IN YOU!


RE: Disgusting
By TheSev on 6/17/2011 1:34:35 PM , Rating: 1
I smell a new 'Man vs Wild' meme.

"Lost in the outback
[Enter Face Here]
Time to eat my own crap"


RE: Disgusting
By delphinus100 on 6/18/2011 9:53:36 PM , Rating: 2
But didn't he once somehow extract the water from elephant crap?


Now you've gone too far
By MrBungle123 on 6/17/2011 11:10:38 AM , Rating: 5
quote:
The new meat would also cut down on the greenhouse gas emissions, which traditional livestock produce.


Im not sure that even the most fanatical global warming koolaid drinker is going to eat re-processed shit to "save the planet".




RE: Now you've gone too far
By nafhan on 6/17/2011 12:15:53 PM , Rating: 2
Actually, every person on this planet eats reprocessed sh!t. The difference is the processing steps are natural and there's more of them...


RE: Now you've gone too far
By PitViper007 on 6/17/2011 4:07:39 PM , Rating: 2
Maybe not, but they'd be the first to say that everyone ELSE should!


Floyd
By The Raven on 6/17/2011 12:18:02 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
And as the band Pink Floyd famously sang, "You can't have you're pudding if you don't eat your meat! How can you have your pudding, if you don't eat your meat!?"

+6 but this wasn't from "The Dark Side of the Moon"

;-P




RE: Floyd
By silverblue on 6/17/2011 1:14:41 PM , Rating: 2
Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2, from The Wall (1979). I hate to be anal (pun excepted), but it wasn't exactly sung, either. ;)

"Hey! You... yes, you. Stand still, laddie!"
(one thing to do before you die... shout that from a helicopter using a megaphone.)

As to the subject matter, it doesn't quite sit with me. I suppose if we, as a species, got so hard up that we had to think radically about how to feed our entire population, I can see things like this happening. With 7 billion people and an inevitable increase in sight, we can't keep producing waste forever without a meaningful way to recycle it. This may not be that way, but we are, if anything, creative.


RE: Floyd
By The Raven on 6/17/2011 5:08:02 PM , Rating: 2
Now I'm getting anal...
Technically it was at the end of "The Happiest Days of Our Lives" if I recall correctly.

Also, I think you missed my humor, where I meant "Moon" as in a "mooning." And I said it WASN'T on TDSotM.

Back on topic... I do like how we are finding ways to use waste like this and other ideas (e.g. hybrid tech in cars).
And though this idea sounds crappy, if you think about where we get all of our other food... how the sausage is made and the fudge is packed... none of us would ever want to eat again anyway lol. I mean especially the germaphobes out there who don't realize what is unseen in their food.


RE: Floyd
By mindless1 on 6/17/2011 11:56:44 PM , Rating: 2
Actually we have not only a meaningful way to recycle it, we have a way that would decrease environmental damage and it's a pretty basic time tested, obvious solution.

Use the feces as manure to grow food crops. Put the minerals back into the soil so they become part of the cycle again.

While there is no way I'd want to eat a poop burger, I don't think I'd mind as much whether the corn grown to feed cattle or legumes to feed people, was grown in human poop or animal poop.


RE: Floyd
By Revlemmon on 6/18/2011 1:18:02 AM , Rating: 2
It would have to be properly composted first to hopefully remove all the infections organisms that live in human/animal crap. If not the world could see a whole new kind of flooding.


Wrong
By Nutzo on 6/17/2011 11:43:06 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Taco Bell was recently sued when diners discovered that its beef was virtually vegetarian and had almost no real meat in it.


Do some research, even the lawsuit didn't say it had almost no beef, only that it wasn't 100% beef.

The group that filed the lawsuit ended up pulling it since they where factually wrong.




RE: Wrong
By InvertMe on 6/17/11, Rating: 0
RE: Wrong
By Cheesew1z69 on 6/17/2011 1:00:11 PM , Rating: 2
Our recipe consists of 88% Premium Beef and 12% Signature Recipe

My god, you people need to learn to research and read....

http://www.tacobell.com/BeefIngredientFAQs


RE: Wrong
By Motoman on 6/17/2011 1:23:14 PM , Rating: 2
It was demonstrated to be 100% ground beef plus the spices/sauce stuff. The end result, the filling that goes in the taco, being 88% beef and 12% spice/whatever.

Which is exactly the same as if you made tacos at home with a packet of taco seasoning from the store.

And that is why the morons that filed the suit dropped it.


RE: Wrong
By snakeInTheGrass on 6/17/2011 3:48:55 PM , Rating: 1
It's OK, it wasn't diners who 'discovered' it, it was lawyers who made it up. I make meatloaf with some oats or bread crumbs - no way is that beef either! On the other hand, it's a JM blog post so... enough with the facts already.


Mad Human Disease?
By Manch on 6/17/2011 11:44:19 AM , Rating: 1
Isn't this similar to how Mad Cow Disease got started? They fed cows, cow parts? Aside from being absolutely disgusting, how safe could that be? Eitehr way I'll never go near it, and I'm definietly not hungry now...




RE: Mad Human Disease?
By Snow01 on 6/17/2011 12:16:59 PM , Rating: 2
Mad human disease is otherwise known as creutzfelt-jakobs disease. It's a prion disease, and prions only exist in nervous tissue. So unless people are crapping their brains out, that shouldn't be a concern.

But I agree, gross. It doesn't matter if it's technically safe, as long as real meat is available, I'll take that.


RE: Mad Human Disease?
By Maiyr on 6/17/2011 2:30:13 PM , Rating: 2
I wouldn't care if real meat were never available again. I'd go vegetarian to avoid eating this ! Literally, not even joking, I'd put my grill on Craig's List before I grilled up any of this stuff....

Maiyr


RE: Mad Human Disease?
By Bad-Karma on 6/22/2011 5:28:00 AM , Rating: 2
I'm sorry , but the day the vegetarian nuts make eating meat illegal is the day I put vegetarians on the menu.


sex shops
By Strunf on 6/17/2011 12:18:10 PM , Rating: 2
I see a portable version of it being a major seller... in sex shops!
And for the more conservatives there would one that would turn pee into wine or orange juice if you're a minor!




RE: sex shops
By MrBlastman on 6/17/2011 2:00:29 PM , Rating: 2
There are some things that can't be unseen and crap sex is one of them. I unfortunately stumbled across it one day. Holy crap (literally) it was disgusting. Just imagine an ice cream dispenser dispensing chocolate ice cream into someone's open mouth--yet, it wasn't an ice cream dispenser that it was coming out of and it wasn't chocolate ice cream...

Yuck.


RE: sex shops
By delphinus100 on 6/18/2011 10:01:02 PM , Rating: 2
'2 girls 1 cup'

It earned a small notoriety a few years back. There was even a reference in a Family Guy episode. Not by name, but if you had seen the actual video, you knew that's what Brian and Stewie were watching.

I'm still scraping that one off my retinas...


stupid green people
By invidious on 6/17/2011 5:36:38 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
The new meat would also cut down on the greenhouse gas emissions, which traditional livestock produce.
The fact the livestock is ALIVE is what creates the emmissions, not the act of harvesting them for food. The only way this would cut down emissions if we decided to stop allowing cows to breed as a result of this crap.




RE: stupid green people
By Bad-Karma on 6/22/2011 5:34:51 AM , Rating: 2
I always wondered how the econuts take into account the emissions of the millions of Buffalo that use to roam the plains before our much smaller herds of cattle came on the seen.


RE: stupid green people
By Bad-Karma on 6/22/2011 1:19:29 PM , Rating: 2
Geez, I must have been really tired---Scene.

apologies.


eeeeeeeeeeergh
By Tunnah on 6/17/2011 11:15:50 AM , Rating: 5
of all my years on this here interwebby, this is definitely the most disgusting thing I've ever read. I can deal with stuff that is intentionally disgusting but this is just...wrong.

Proving once again that the japanese have some serious issues.




"Meat"
By gevorg on 6/17/11, Rating: 0
RE: "Meat"
By tallcool1 on 6/17/2011 12:28:04 PM , Rating: 3
Remember the old Wendy's commercials...
"Where's the BEEF!" applies here...


RE: "Meat"
By mindless1 on 6/18/2011 3:09:47 AM , Rating: 2
Troll much? I tend to like some cheese with my WINE.


Two girls, one "steak" ??
By CrazyBernie on 6/17/2011 11:48:45 AM , Rating: 4
Well doesn't this just come full circle.




not sure...but...
By smithb115 on 6/17/2011 1:15:25 PM , Rating: 2
I'll eat this if its served on a bun with french fries.




RE: not sure...but...
By FredEx on 6/18/2011 1:36:39 AM , Rating: 2
Back between the buns...


Quote -
By ClownPuncher on 6/17/2011 12:43:44 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
"You can't have you're pudding if you don't eat your meat! How can you have your pudding, if you don't eat your meat!?"


Don't ruin a good Pink Floyd quote!




RE: Quote -
By degobah77 on 6/17/2011 1:37:30 PM , Rating: 2
Um, it's even more wrong than that.

"If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat?"


RE: Quote -
By ClownPuncher on 6/17/11, Rating: -1
RE: Quote -
By ClownPuncher on 6/17/2011 1:48:40 PM , Rating: 1
Or "saddens".


C'mon....
By vertigo1 on 6/17/2011 2:23:10 PM , Rating: 1
Really? This isn't really Dailytech quality news.... take this down and get rid of it.




RE: C'mon....
By CharonPDX on 6/17/2011 6:28:05 PM , Rating: 2
The original 'source' is an Onion-like satire site.


By Arsynic on 6/17/2011 3:08:11 PM , Rating: 3
...waterproof a diesel generator for a nuclear power plant next to the ocean.

What an ass-backward culture. Don't get me started on the video games...




By superstition on 6/17/2011 5:50:19 PM , Rating: 3
Since it's basically what they already sell us, only this time with a bit more fancying up.




Why cant the US do this?
By retrospooty on 6/17/2011 11:20:03 AM , Rating: 2
Lately, everything our govt does turns to s$%t. Now we have other countries actually turning s$%t into useful things =)




By Arsynic on 6/17/2011 11:46:13 AM , Rating: 2
...ass steak or real steak. PETA would dissolve within hours.




I just barfed in my mouth
By SiliconJon on 6/17/2011 11:50:13 AM , Rating: 2
and swallowed it, and I feel lucky it was only that and not this "food".




Sh!t
By snikt on 6/17/2011 11:52:05 AM , Rating: 2
Well, when they say it tastes like sh!t it'll be true.




Soylent brown
By nafhan on 6/17/2011 12:14:10 PM , Rating: 2
Sounds more like they're creating a bacterial protein food product with human waste fertilizer. Saying they're making a steak out of human waste is kind of like saying traditional steaks are made out of grass... While true, there's a few important steps between grass and steak.

Either way, this is definitely NOT steak. Could be valuable research for a moon colony or something, though.




By The Raven on 6/17/2011 12:25:58 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Meat, Don’t Do It!




real use
By tastyratz on 6/17/2011 12:27:55 PM , Rating: 2
People will NEVER want to eat this crap... literally. A select few will but most will not.

What they really did was just find a way to reprocess into the next dog food/ cat food filler. Sewage breaks down to a lot more than proteins/carbs/lipids and I for one would not want to eat it knowing some virus would accidentally get through or some level of antibiotics regulated to be "acceptable" cause issues years later.




wow
By mugiebahar on 6/17/2011 12:29:09 PM , Rating: 2
Thats some whacked up $*!#.




Yumm
By Dr of crap on 6/17/2011 12:50:57 PM , Rating: 2
Yea, tastes like chicken!




Holy sh!t !
By UzairH on 6/17/2011 12:56:53 PM , Rating: 2
'Nuff said.




Hmmm....
By brshoemak on 6/17/2011 1:36:13 PM , Rating: 2
This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase 'tube steak'




Yummy
By TheNuts on 6/17/2011 1:41:28 PM , Rating: 2
Austin: Cor! This coffee smells like sh!t!
Basil: It *is* sh!t, Austin.
Austin: Oh, good. Then it's not just me.
[Drinks]
Austin: [Smacks lips] It's a bit nutty.




It's not made of crap
By BugblatterIII on 6/17/2011 2:11:45 PM , Rating: 2
It's made from bacteria that they feed on the crap.

They've been using manure as fertiliser for centuries.

So your real issue should be whether you're happy eating processed bacteria, and they're just cells after all, not that different from animal cells.




New economic model for poop
By dstephens80 on 6/17/2011 3:21:09 PM , Rating: 2
So, I foresee this changing the economic model of feces. Instead of paying a company to take our feces away, they should pay us for the raw material to create this new "poop" meat.




Missing the Big picture
By Black1969ta on 6/17/2011 4:05:20 PM , Rating: 2
I read through about 3/4 of these posts and everyone is missing a major use for this.
Space travel.
Urine can already be recycled so why not excrement? Not only does it reuse waste, but it is healthier than meat. At some point in the future the human race will either eliminate itself or be forced to create off-world colonies.




What's really going on
By Breakfast Susej on 6/17/2011 5:41:00 PM , Rating: 2
I have my suspicions they are just looking for ways to clean up all the freaky nasty Japanese porn.

Now their anime schoolgirls can dine on elegant feces steaks instead.

Now they just need to do something about the other 99% of that whacked out crap.




Picture Caption
By Goty on 6/17/2011 7:07:13 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Fresh "steak" shoots out the exploder.


Does anyone else love the fact that it's called "the exploder"? It's somewhat appropriate, especially on Taco Tuesdays.




Taco Meat.
By rlandess on 6/18/2011 12:37:28 PM , Rating: 2
I'm fairly sure the claim made in the linked article that Taco Bell taco meat is "only 36% beef" was found to be completely false. If I remember correctly, Taco Bell took out full page ads in prominent papers showing the analysis of the taco meat which justify it being called beef, being over 70% beef. Remember, lips and anuses count.

That being said I may still prefer Fecesteak. With a feedstock that gruesome you know the quality control would have to be first rate. You would probably have a lot better knowledge of whats actually in your food than when you eat most fast food.




Why Human Centipede?
By Mumrik on 6/18/2011 2:03:31 PM , Rating: 2
It's not like he is sowing people together ass-to-mouth...




Hmmm
By EJ257 on 6/18/2011 2:21:43 PM , Rating: 2
Thinking beyond the "yuck" factor, I wonder if NASA gave this guy any funding. Think about it. On a long term exploration mission to the stars this would probably be a fairly easy/space saving way to get access to protein. Star Trek's protein re-sequencer anyone?




dear japan
By shin0bi272 on 6/19/2011 7:21:08 AM , Rating: 2
WTF??!!

sincerely,

The rest of the world




THE NEW FOOD?
By Heartsnfarts on 6/20/2011 4:06:12 PM , Rating: 2
Sounds like a bunch of crap to me!




HOAX
By gerntrash on 6/20/2011 10:06:45 PM , Rating: 2
You do realize this is a hoax.




By rupaniii on 6/21/2011 11:05:06 PM , Rating: 2
You just KNOW that the Japanese Astronauts were NOT HAPPY to hear about this invention.




It has to be done
By rupaniii on 6/21/2011 11:10:15 PM , Rating: 2
Same S#!t, Different Day.
What Goes around comes around.
Leftovers Again!?

"You want me to eat what? "




Excellent concept!
By Boissez on 6/17/2011 11:06:37 AM , Rating: 1
Make sure its origins aren't labeled and watch meat consumption decline... the world needs more vegetarians anyway!

... or just give up what is a perverted idea.




I'm sorry but...
By room200 on 6/17/2011 2:36:53 PM , Rating: 1
These scientists are full of shit.




You have got to be joking
By macthemechanic on 6/17/2011 4:39:32 PM , Rating: 1
They actually want us to eat shit? Really? Nope, not going to happen. I don't take it, why would I ever conceive of eating it? Obviously delusional science.




Makes the saying...
By drunkenmastermind on 6/17/2011 5:18:33 PM , Rating: 1
"to eat a shit sandwich" a reality. Some humans eat unprocessed shit.




Bad idea ...
By fteoath64 on 6/20/2011 1:10:57 AM , Rating: 1
The stigma itself is going to destroy the product. Besides, due to the fallout in Fukushima, the amount of radioactivity in the shit is going to be tremendous. SO that meat is also going to kill you quick no matter how delicious it is!.

The whole idea is wrong from the start.




Hmm
By DeathDude72 on 6/22/2011 8:29:41 PM , Rating: 1
Just when I was pondering why my meatloaf tasted like shit. Interesting.




Catastrophic fail
By Motoman on 6/17/11, Rating: 0
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