Poor Tastes: Food Crisis Edition

Mike Dronkers / Thursday, June 16, 2011 @ 2:30 p.m.

This is that thing Larry and I were discussing earlier. Larry is against, I am for it. 

Please note:

  • the pointing device Professor Ikeda uses.
  • the writing on the fridge at 1:34

-MD

"Last week it was human breast milk from genetically-altered cows. Now I’m hearing about something even more squicky: a scientist in Japan who’s figured out how to make apparently-edible faux meat out of human feces. Professor Poo (I mean Ikeda) extracts lipids and protein from “sewage mud,” does a little lab magic, then adds soy protein and umami to taste. (Oh, and a little food coloring, too.) According to its creator, the stuff isn’t bad — though I’m not sure I know anyone who’d be willing to take a taste test.

On the plus side, it’s very green: no animals are harmed and no carbon produced (cows, on the other hand, make lots of methane). Maybe it’s a solution to the global food crisis."

(via Mental Floss)

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