Days 1180 - 1186 Sunday, June 12, 2011 - Saturday, June 18, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011 - Saturday, June 18, 2011
Spain releases three held over Sony hacking attacks
Japan scientist synthesizes meat from human feces
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 ( The prefecture where I lived for 3 years) 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 c
reated 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 hav
e people saying it even tastes like beef.