Gallery: 6 Incredible Green Projects That Put Poop to Good Use!

 
Poop fuel, poop toilets, poop bricks- how about poop meat? Scientist Mitsuyuki Ikeda at the Environmental Assessment Center in Okayama has developed what has been nicknamed the “poop burger.” Created by extracting protein and lipids from “sewage mud” (human poop), the elements are whipped into “meat” in an exploder, then mixed with savory ingredients like soya and steak sauce. Meat eaters and vegetarians alike may recoil, but the faux meat was created with the goal of reducing carbon emissions in mind, as the meatpacking industry contributes 18% of greenhouse gas world wide.

+ Poop Burger And so poop happens, and thanks to researchers happens again and again into useful energy and products. Now that’s poop for thought.

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5 Comments

  1. mandaaa July 26, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    well i want me a poop burger !!! ill be eating &* pooping the SAME thing, like in that episode of southpark, “the human centipad” mmmmm pudding

  2. Kavitha July 10, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    It’s too bad that elephant dung used to make hand made paper was not included. A group known as Haathi Chaap. See link
    http://elephantpoopaper.com/index.html

    in the case of poop burger- not a great idea. I believe it’s a universal reaction, not just a western culture response to even contemplate eating human excrement- however processed. Not a good idea – ever.

  3. true creativity July 9, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    some advice for poop-burger man
    1- change name to ecobio-feed
    2- use food for animal feed, not humans. e.g. chicken feed
    the real challenge is how to get real meat to be easily absorbed by the body (mince-meat?)

  4. Mr Michael Tucker July 8, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Poop-burgers cross the line from being environmentally responsible to just plain gross.

  5. aperkins01096 July 6, 2011 at 11:45 am

    The last slide gives a new meaning to “eat s*** and dye.” …

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