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    Poop Steak, A Japanese Delicacy

    Steak Made from Human Excrement: Is It Safe?

    Steak Made from Human Excrement: Is It Safe? - Yahoo! News

    The mere idea is stomach-churning: creating food from human feces.
    But researchers in Japan say they have done just that. They have synthesized meat from proteins found in human waste, according to news reports.
    While the concept of chowing down on steak derived from poop may not exactly be appetizing, we wondered: is this meat safe?
    In theory, yes, experts say. But the meat must be cooked, which will kill any noxious pathogens before you eat it.
    "In the food safety world we say, 'don't eat poop,'" said Douglas Powell, a professor of food safety at Kansas State University. "But if you're going to, make sure it's cooked."
    The Japanese researchers isolated proteins from bacteria in sewage. The poop-meat concoction is prepared by extracting the basic elements of food — protein, carbohydrates and fats — and recombining them.
    The meat is made from 63 percent proteins, 25 percent carbohydrates, 3 percent lipids and 9 percent minerals, according to Digital Trends. Soy protein is added to the mix to increase the flavor, and food coloring is used to make the product appear red.
    The researchers came up with the idea after Tokyo Sewage asked them to figure out a use for the abundance of sewage in mud, Digital Trends says.
    Powell is not familiar with the researchers' method, but said he guesses that they are first heat-treating the sewage before they reap its resources.
    Powell said the idea is not all that different from eating plants that have been fertilized with manure or other excrement, because the nutrients in the poop become part of the plants.
    "Theoretically, there's nothing wrong with this," Powell said. "It could be quite safe to eat, but I'm sure there's a yuck factor there," he said.
    However, Powell said there is the potential for cross contamination in the laboratory where the poop meat is made. That's why it's a good thing the meat will eventually be cooked.
    But what if the final product was not going to be cooked?
    "I wouldn’t touch it, " Powell said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hampsha
    The researchers came up with the idea after Tokyo Sewage asked them to figure out a use for the abundance of sewage in mud,
    "Hey Suki, work out what to do with all this shit will you?"

    "Hmmmm, I know, lets sell it as meat."

    "Brilliant"

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    ...."would you like fries with that?"

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    It would certainly legitimize the toilet paper napkin dispensers you see at a lot of Thai restaurants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hampsha
    Soy protein is added to the mix to increase the flavor
    To taste like better shite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe View Post
    It would certainly legitimize the toilet paper napkin dispensers you see at a lot of Thai restaurants.
    Suki-Yucky with flies

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    Typical Japanese overengineering...

    How about, placing all that extra mud on barges sending it to Africa as free fertilizer?

    Im am sure the steak idea is gonna be cheap and sell like hot cakes

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    If this was the year 2371 after having a nuclear war and thats all there is left to eat, then yea, go for it, but bloody hell they must of been desperate to try this new range of healthy eating.

    This is the sort of thing i can expect on Japanese Fear Factor .And the funny thing is, yes, they'll even eat it.

    One question remaining, HIV or AIDS is surely still present surely. Would nuking it make a difference

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    The US food industry has been doing similar for years.

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    More in common with the Germans than I thought.

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    Coming from a nation who are entertained by prime-time television programs in which contestants get their knackers sledge hammered, this is hardly surprising.

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    Hey, look...the shit is cooked, alright...
    What's the big deal?


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    Actually, it gives a whole new meaning to the word 'meltdown'...


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    Probably find macdonalds financed the research for their new lines of food.

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    Yep, Mcdonalds have been selling shit processed into food for years, nothing new here!

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    Nothing like biting into that juicy steak and finding a lucky peanut

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    Glad I didn't find this thread before lunch.

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    ^There's always your evening shit-steak meal to look forward to...


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    What's the big deal. The Brits have been eating it for ages.

    The english kitchen calls this "Mincemeat".

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    No mention on smell, taste or texture I see

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    What's the big deal. The Brits have been eating it for ages.

    The english kitchen calls this "Mincemeat".
    In America it's "Salisbury steak," we give it an honorary English name.

    The Japanese invented it, but it'll be the Chinese who dominate mass production. Soylent Brown- it's people!

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    Whit dae think is in Haggis??

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    ^ Scotch shit.

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