Japanese lab makes meat from human poop
Here's a solution to global food crisis.
Mitsuyuki Ikeda, a researcher from the Okayama Laboratory has developed beef based on proteins from human excrement, reports the Huffington Post.
His idea was inspired when Tokyo sewage plant asked him to explore possible uses for the sewage and Ikeda found that the sewage contained a great deal of protein.
The final product is made up of protein (63 per cent), carbohydrates (25 per cent), minerals (9 per cent) and lipds (3 per cent).
The research team led by Ikeda colored the meat red with food coloring and enhanced the flavor with soy protein.
Ikeda hopes that the public will look beyond where the meat comes from and appreciates the meat's positive side such as encouraging environmental responsibility.