Japanese Researcher turns Human Feces into an Edible Burger

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  1. IBNobody
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    So...... Who's up for a poop burger?!?

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/international...t-out-of-feces/

    At first, I thought this was a hoax. (There was a group of political activists ("Yes Men") who played a prank on a college class with related material.) But then I started reading.

    Excerpt...

    So, if you're a die-hard tree-hugger, are you willing to eat shit for your cause?

    EDIT: Added the video...
     


  2. Tonitonichopchop

    Tonitonichopchop GBAtemp Maniac

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    I was seriously watching a video on this exact subject a minute ago.
     
  3. _Chaz_

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    Japan... why?
     
  4. IBNobody
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    I love in the video that they never show the professor eating the meat. The only thing they show is him squatting in the bathroom. They show other people eating it, though. Maybe they were interns or lab assistants.

    I know that if I were developing meat based on human feces, I'd be doubly sure to have a lab assistant or unwitting colleague have the first sample.
     
  5. Guild McCommunist

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    And people ask why I'm a vegetarian.
     
  6. KingVamp

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    The thought that cross my mind was it going to be "turn into fuel"...,but it was much worst.


    um... artificial meat...

    Unless you don't eat artificial burgers...

    They probably could make artificial plants. [​IMG]
     
  7. Slyakin

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    I can't even believe what I just saw.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    I'm glad I'm vegetarian.
     
  8. Lilith Valentine

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    And just like that I'm now a vegetarian.
     
  9. Buleste

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    What's the news in this Maccy D's has been serving s**t burgers for years. Oh I see. The news is it's now edible. I get it now.
     
  10. Veho

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    Joke's on you, these burgers are vegetarian-friendly [​IMG]
     
  11. cwstjdenobs

    cwstjdenobs Sodomy non sapiens

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    Old news is old, strange how as soon as Bill Maher mentions it it's all over the web though. But this is very promising tech for space exploration. Just think, those guys have already had to get over the fact they drink their own piss, sweat, and the moisture from the air they breath.

    EDIT: Vegetarians, how is this different from eating veg though? That's only one step away from shit.

    EDIT the second: Ninja'd by BlueStar
     
  12. BlueStar

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    It's hardly fine dining, but there's nothing in McDonald's burgers apart from beef.

    Anyway, why are people talking about being a vegetarian on the basis of this? Would it actually contain meat? Did an animal die to make it? No. And what are vegetables grown in? Shit. Unless you feel like eating bacteria is murder, but then I'd guess you eat lots of harmless bacteria everytime you eat a carrot.
     
  13. Veho

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    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  14. Lilith Valentine

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    I honestly don't see how eating shit could be friendly to anyone
     
  15. Guild McCommunist

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    You may want to read this.

    But I'm still sticking to my Morning Star Farms and Boca burgers (except for the black bean burgers, those bastards are delicious but give me a major case of the runs).
     
  16. BlueStar

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    I thought humour was supposed to be funny, or at least make sense? You'll have to point it out in future.
     
  17. cwstjdenobs

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    Off-topic and sorry, but this has always bothered me. If you are a vegetarian or vegan why eat imitation meat products at all?
     
  18. Lilith Valentine

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    Even though this is more directed towards Guild, I just want to say that I am actually allergic to most meat and it makes me violently ill if I eat it, so I am not a vegetarian by choice.
     
  19. Guild McCommunist

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    Because they taste good? I don't eat meat for moral reasons, not because I don't like the taste (well, I've never had meat to begin with so I don't know what it tastes like).
     
  20. _Chaz_

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    I agree with this. Vegetarians normally stand to make a point, eating food inspired by and designed to get the closest to the death and consumption of animals just seems hypocritical to the worst degree.