It’s not solylent green, it’s worse!
A Japanese scientist, Mitsuyuki Ikeda, working at the Environmental Assessment Center in Okayama, has developed a type of artificial meat derived from human waste. The new ‘meat’ consists of 63% proteins, 25% carbohydrates, 3% lipids, and 9% minerals. This new creation, called “sewage mud” is believed to one day be available for sale as an alternative to the increasingly expensive process needed to produce and distribute real meat.
You may think that this is crazy, but all the bacteria present in poo makes it a great replacement for meat. Don’t worry, the bacteria are killed off by heat (as the video explains). Dr. Ikeda explains that once the process is perfected and the product can be brought to market, the cost will be comparable to real meat.
This is a great scientific advancement because not only will it reduce the need for killing all those cows and transporting them, but it can potentially helps eliminate the digestion process since the ‘meat’ is already digested. And finally, vegetarians will not have to suffer the bland taste of vegi-burgers and can replace it with the pungent and predigested poo patty.