Japanese scientists have found a way to create artificial meat using sewage containing human feces. The scientists claim that they have even created edible steaks from the biological concoction. Mitsuyuki Ikeda, a researcher from the Okayama Laboratory, lead the discovery after Tokyo Sewage approached him regarding an overabundance of sewage mud. Asked to explore the possible uses for the waste, Ikeda found that the mud contained a great deal of protein due to the high bacteria content.
The discovery led to the creation of steaks based on the protein from the excrement. The “meat” is 63% proteins, 25% carbohydrates, 3% lipids and 9% minerals. Scientists are hoping to roll out the meat for mass consumption, pricing it the same as actual meat in stores. Whether or not the public will accept the fecal meat, however, is another matter.