Japanese scientist Mitsuyuki Ikeda from Okayama Laboratory has implemented a method of conversion of human feces into steaks that is fit for consumption. It all started with the Tokyo Sewage requiring solutions from him, to handle/ reuse the excess quantity of sewage mud. Finding high protein content in the waste matter due to the presence of bacteria, his approach was to recycle the sewage mud into edible meat.
The process involves protein extraction from the sewage mud followed by adding them in the reaction enhancer after which the mass is put in the exploder to obtain the meat. While food color imparts the red tint to the artificial meat, soy protein gets added to enhance the flavor. The composition goes: 63% protein, 25% carbohydrates, 3% lipids and 9% minerals and even comes with fewer calorie content as compared to natural meat.
Due to the research associated costs the price of the artificial meat initially will undoubtedly be higher however Ikeda states that on completion of the research a justifiable price would be sought after to compete with the normal market rate.