I never gave a damn about the animal rights activists, but this might have ruined steak for me. You can bet Mcdonalds is gonna use this technique soon, if they aren’t already.

The article authors may have been duped.

In any case, the idea that “this could be an easy source of protein for the hungry” means that the author is pretty science-illiterate. Feces are the part of the food that the body decided was useless to digest/absorb, so giving those “leftovers” to a poor person isn’t going to provide any nutritional value. The best it can do is to make the stomach feel like there’s something in there. Animals who are starving are often found with rocks in their stomach, having eaten rocks (apparently) just so that their stomach doesn’t feel empty.

Geez, people do like poo threads around here. What’s the fascination?

Prett soon the 1 percenters will be feeding the poor poop steaks.

The protein comes from the nutritious bacteria that has cultivated in the poo:

“Although “eating it” probably wouldn’t have occurred to most people, Ikeda recognized that the mud was chock full with protein-rich bacteria.”

The article likens the poo steaks to plants which grow off manure. The poo/manure itself is not for eating. You eat the stuff that is cultivated off the poo/manure.

The research itself seems plausible. The “taste testing” sounds like a hoax though.

double post

I’m gonna start exporting poo steaks from India. We’re gonna be the worlds number 1 beef exporter in five quarters.

I have heard of using tissue engineering to construct artificial meat…this though…

I’m gonna start saving my poo. I’m not sure what the market value will be, but must be > 0. I think I’ll just start crapping directly into the kids’ Diaper Genie.

Really good writing here:

"To make swallowing the stool steaks a little bit easier, a nutty flavor was added using soy protein, and red food coloring was mixed in too, apparently to make the concoction look more like a juicy, bloody steak. A few brave researchers even took the plunge and taste-tested the product. (Apparently it tastes like regular beef.)

The official composition of the lab-grown steak is 63 percent proteins, 25 percent carbohydrates, 3 percent lipids, and 9 percent minerals. (Which sounds a lot better than 100 percent poop)." Hmm, I like a nice nutty rub with my stool.

MCD has been doing it for decades bro. C’mon!

OK, that sounds plausible. I admit that I tuned out by the third paragraph, so may have missed it. Or was it in a follow-on link?

This is an old recycled hoax from 2011.

I think it’s a subconscience desire of wanting it in the rear. Indicating there may be something itching to come out of the closet.

^What a use of your SS ER skills! I use Oxy to repel things OUT of my rear.

Guess that logic is how you people place a screaming buy on companies that are internally called “Pieces of Sht.”


To me it sounds more like a fasciantion with third-grader humor: “Look! I said poo! he he he”