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Manure Meat: Scientists Produce Steak from Poop [Video]

Recall The Yes Men? The duo pulled off the hoax where GE was apparently giving its $3.2 Billion tax refund back to the US Treasury? They also put out a movie, The Yes Men Fix The World, and in that movie they did pulled a prank called Eat Shit and Live...posing as representatives of the WTO they endorsed policies in which Third World citizens eat poop. This is accomplished by encouraging McDonald’s to reuse poop by creating discount hamburgers.

Ever had a crappy steak? Well guess what? In Japan's Okayama Laboratory, researcher Mitsuyuki Ikeda has created steak made from shit. Yes, really:

The researchers...extracted those proteins [extracted from poop], combined them with a reaction enhancer and put it in an exploder which created the artificial steak. The “meat” is 63% proteins, 25% carbohydrates, 3% lipids and 9% minerals. The researchers color the poop meat red with food coloring and enhance the flavor with soy protein. Initial tests have people saying it even tastes like beef.

Inhabitat notes that “the meatpacking industry causes 18 percent of our greenhouse gas emissions, mostly due to the release of methane from animals.” Livestock also consume huge amounts of resources and space in efforts to feed ourselves as well as the controversy over cruelty to animals. Ikeda’s recycled poop burger would reduce waste and emissions, not to mention obliterating Dante’s circle for gluttons.

Not nearly as funny as the Yes Men, no?

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