Friday, June 17, 2011

This Is Absolutely Insane: You Will Never Guess What They Are Actually Considering For A Future Source Of Food! (Warning! Not For The Squeemish)

I used to put up articles in my Files Of Absurdity, but recently decided to retire the entire concept... Basically, there is too much insanity in the world right now, and all articles could justifiably fall into that catagory.  And on top of that, I had received complaints (seriously) about using Roman Numerals for its numbering scheme!   So when I deal with insane issues, I will just put them up as I come across them....

When I first read this report that I want all of my own readers to view, I could not believe what I was reading...Believe it or not, with the chances of massive food shortages, starvation, famine, etc, on the horizon, some scientists are actually considering something foul as a future source of food!   I do not want to spoil the surprise... Here is that article that comes courtesy of the website: Digital Trends, at, for you to view...... Don't say I didn't warn you:

Japan scientist synthesizes meat from human feces

Jeff Hughes

poop burger 1

It's being called the "poop burger". Japanese scientists have found a way to create artificial meat from sewage containing human feces. 

Somehow this feels like a Vonnegut plotline: population boom equals food shortage. Solution? 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 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.

Inhabitat notes that “the meatpacking industry causes 18 percent of our greenhouse gas emissions, mostly due to the release of methane from animals.” Livestock also consume huge amounts of resources and space in efforts to feed ourselves as well as the controversy over cruelty to animals. Ikeda’s recycled poop burger would reduce waste and emissions, not to mention obliterating Dante’s circle for gluttons.

The scientists hope to price it the same as actual meat, but at the moment the excrement steaks are ten to twenty times the price they should be thanks to the cost of research. Professor Ikeda understands the psychological barriers that need to be surmounted knowing that your food is made from human feces. They hope that once the research is complete, people will be able to overlook that ugly detail in favor of perks like environmental responsibility, cost and the fact that the meat will have fewer calories.

Waste not; want not.

NTS Notes:  I did not even want to put up any further comments, because this is beyond absolutely disgusting!!!  But I will try...

What is missing from this article is the fact that it is not only nitrates and proteins that the body rids itself, but dangerous chemicals and heavy metals are also dispelled.... That is the primary reason why this material is not considered proper even for fertilizer material today.....

I am at a loss of words for why they are actually considering this idea of using this material for food....Anyone for some "Soylent Green" instead?

More to come



Noor al Haqiqa said...

This almost makes Soylent Green sound like a tasty alternative.

It is on a par almost, with the eating of foetuses in various parts of the world, esp China.

I have one thing to say about this. And I say it to those who are working on rendering urine as a water substitute:

Waste is not called waste for nothing.


Gosh, I am surprised someone beat Monsanto to such a concept!

Anonymous said...

Sort of gives a new meaning to the expression*eat shit and die*.

Northerntruthseeker said...

I am truly disturbed that in our pursuit of science some numb skulled scientist in Japan came up with this process....

Gee...with all the problems right now on planet Earth, you would figure that money in science would be directed elsewhere?

Anonymous said...

Some delicious nuclear radiation shit sandwiches coming right up. I'll pass.

Zack Best said...

Someone needs to volunteer and report to us how it tastes.

Anonymous said...

Nice Torah pointer - lol!

Noor al Haqiqa said...

I forgot to mention. Do a google search and use the words "toilet restaurant Japan" and go straight to the images.

You will be shocked. The seats are toilets. The foods are made to resemble feces. I found these restaurants last year and I thought it was a joke, but it is not. The craze is also big in Taiwan and Taipei.

The food is served on toilet shaped plates, covered by lids that look like curled feces. The sound system is flushing water. One is called "The Modern Toilet Restaurant".

Honest, I could not make this up. There are also videos in YouTube. Again, punch in "toilet restaurant" and be amazed......