SHIT BURGER: Japanese Researcher Creates Artificial Meat From Human Feces (Video)

What’s next?

POOP BURGER: Japanese Researcher Creates Artificial Meat From Human Feces (Inhabitat, June 15, 2011):

Some hardcore carnivores have a hard time finding meat alternatives such as soy protein or tofu burgers to be palatable. But non-meat eaters may lose their appetite along with their carnivorous friends over this one – a meat alternative made from HUMAN EXCREMENT. Yep, you heard me correctly — Japanese scientist Mitsuyuki Ikeda has developed a “burger” made from soya, steak sauce essence, and protein extracted from human feces. Hit the break for a video explaining the process!

The meatpacking industry causes 18 percent of our greenhouse gas emissions, mostly due to the release of methane from animals. The livestock industry also consumes huge amounts of feed and water in relation to the amount of meat that it yields, and many find the industry to be inhumane and cruel to animals. These factors alone are reason enough for vegetarians to replace their meat intake with vegetable proteins and legumes. But Ikeda, a scientist at the Environmental Assessment Center in Okayama, sought to further the field of alternative proteins by recycling a form of protein-rich waste : sewage mud.

“Sewage mud” is exactly what you think it is – poop. Ikeda’s process begins by extracting protein and lipids from the “mud.” The lipids are then combined with a reaction enhancer, then whipped into “meat” in an exploder. Ikeda then makes the poop more savory, by adding soya and steak sauce.

Currently, the price of the poop burgers are 10-20 times that of regular meat, due to the cost of research, but he feels they will even out in a few years. He admits that “some people” may have a psychological aversion to eating artificial meat made of their own poop at first, but thinks many would be open to personally completing the food chain. He also notes that the burgers are extremely low in fat.

The artificial meat is low in fat and reduces waste and carbon emissions, however it’s hard to believe that any number of benefits could persuade consumers to take a bite out of a poop sandwich.

37 thoughts on “SHIT BURGER: Japanese Researcher Creates Artificial Meat From Human Feces (Video)”

  1. He looks like shit, thinks like shit, looks like shit … and he is trying to sell this shit idea to us? Is he a shit or what?

  2. My friend Saurin (from Mumbai) visited Japan few days ago and he loved this Burger a lot.
    On his return he brought a lot of them, but unfortunately he alone has to eat them all (as they were s**t for us)!!

  3. well, We all are eating shit (shit=>plant=>produce) and drinking piss (animals=>reservoirs with drinking water) anyway.
    the guy just sped up the process. it’s psychological only.

  4. Heck, I’d try it at least once. Honestly, it’s not actually made of shit, if you think about it, they just took the protein and lipids and recycled in a way. Besides, they might taste good.

    Don’t knock it ’till you try it.

  5. Yak,,
    only pigs eat shit…
    and we are not Pigs..
    No Idea about Japnese people..
    Yeah its true that they are very good at Technology,
    But Please don’t Do Experiment on Shit……
    Yak…. Yakkk…. Yakkkkkkk…

  6. Once they will try to check how it is with the meat from dead body for example. SOme things are simply strange too much. And that´s why we should search different way.
    We eat cca 5 x more meat than generations before.


  7. Japan, the world respects you for your innovations and creations, ideas, technologies and almost everything. Please do not flush all the compliments that your country had received globally all these years into the toilet bowl with your utmost stupid and disgusting discovery of shit burger. The professor who created the burger looks like shit himself !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Pingback: Criza alimentara
  9. Serious qurestion. This reminds me of Solent Green. So if in the worse case senario, we have only this to eat, how many times can it be recycled before we run out of nutritional benefits?

    And no I am not even thinking of trying it, just curious if they have even thought this far.

  10. Well, maybe we’ve been eating this for a while but is now when they are showing it off. I can not dany that some times when eating the dollar menu from mcdonald or bk the meat tasted like a shit… is it only me or someone else have had that experience???

  11. Awh this is so gross yet still so FUNNY! Abviously it must be a joke, right? First time I saw the article was in The Onion magazine and I figured it HAD to be a parody, but IS IT??? Either way, man I laugh so hard every time I think of this. It is toilet humour, literally. The video is awsome!! I plan on sending the link to some friends. The funny thing is that it’s almost believable that something like this would come out of Japan. And if it is real, OH GOD… just let them try and market it and see what happens.

    Of course it WOULD fail in America where there’s plenty of good old fashioned beef to go around. They would have better luck marketing it as a meat alternative to vegans, but then how do you know that the people who’s shit the protein came from did not get it from meat in which case it would probabaly not be vegan after all. Maybe if they ferment it like Quorn it would take off but they would have to hide the secret of where the high protein value really comes from. Maybe they could genetically modify the E.Coli to make it taste like chicken too!! Haha! Lol!

  12. Hehehe..maybe it’s a technology for year 3000 which earth can’t produce food anymore.. People was think that alexander graham bell is crazy but now we use telephone.. And again now people think this scientist crazy and this idea will most welcome in future.. Maybe.. Lol..

  13. Saya pikir ini ide cerdas. Saya ingat bagaimana awal manusia mengolah biji kopi dari kotoran luwak. Itu adalah kopi pilihan. Saat ini kita baru akan heran dan merasa jijik .. Mungkin sekian tahun lagi akan mulai terkenal dengan kedai2 franchise nya. Orang2 jepang gemar makan makanan mentah yang mereka pilih sebagai makanan sehat saya ibaratkan sebagai luwak2 yang cerdas. Kemudian hasil olahan itu di lihat profesor sebagai bentuk protein yang sangat baik. Ya.. Itulah perkembangan dan kita pasti akan mulai coba untuk mengkonsumsi nya.. Yummy!

  14. hell noooo…!!! see his face like shit to !!! this is a stupid idea and disgusting discovery. that shit has lost his mind

  15. I think thy are already selling this substance under the brand name “Quorn”. They sell it in the health food stores. Apparently alot of people get violently ill from eating it. Gee, I wonder why? But this is one bright scientist! One of Japan’s finest evidently. Maybe they should market a whole line of soy substitutes that are made from this “purified” protein extract special fungus that digests raw sewage into something useful again. Most people wouldn’t eat it if they knew what it was but could it help end hunger in third world nations? Who knows? Possibly. And maybe the Japanese people would accept it. They are known to eat some pretty strange stuff as it is. Perhaps some company could even come up with a home unit that attaches directly to your own sewage line, that way you at least know where yours comes from,


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.