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Japan Creates Edible Steak From Human Feces- Would You Eat Human Poop Steak?

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While ordering steak some ask for it to be rare, some ask for it to be medium well, and in Japan they ask it to be made from human feces. The Japanese have invented a steak that’s made from human poop out of the sewer. I wish I was kidding, but I’m not. Think about it: someday “bowel burgers” may solve the problem for the hungry. Warning: This story is truly odd.

How did the idea of making steak from poop come about? The steaks were first envisioned by Japanese researcher Mitsuyuki Ikeda after he was approached by Tokyo Sewage to come up with a solution for the city’s overabundance of sewage mud. I’m betting Tokyo Sewage wasn’t thinking to eat the crap…. literally.

“Theoretically, there’s nothing wrong with this,” said Douglas Powell, a professor of food safety at Kansas State University. “It could be quite safe to eat, but I’m sure there’s a yuck factor there.”

So what is this steak made out of… other than the one ingredient we already know. The official composition of the steak is 63 percent proteins, 25 percent carbohydrates, 3 percent lipids, and 9 percent minerals. That defiantly sounds a lot better than saying made out of 100 percent poop.To make swallowing the stool steaks a little bit easier, they add a little nutty flavor. Funny that they even need to add this! A few researchers taste-tested the product and apparently it tastes like regular beef. I highly doubt that. According to Powell, the idea isn’t really all that much different than eating plants that have been fertilized with manure or other excrement. But when asked if he would eat this, here’s what he had to say:

“I wouldn’t touch it”

I wouldn’t touch this even if you paid me.


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