Mitsuyuki Ikeda and his team of researchers were asked by Toyko Sewage to come up with a way to use the over-abundant sewage mud in the city. After performing lab tests, the scientists found that the wate was high in protein. They isolated the protein, modified it with enhancers and soy proteins, not to mention some red food coloring, and created a "feces steak". According to the researchers, it is “63% protein, 25% carbohydrates, 3% lipids, and 9% minerals" and tastes like real beef. This meat is much better for the environment, considering the greenhouse gas emitted from slaughterhouses. If we can overcome the grossness of eating something derived from human feces, perhaps it will be another step on the way to ameliorating world hunger and reducing our impact on the environment!
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