Sewage burgers

Published: Wednesday 15 December 1993

-- JAPANESE scientists have turned raw sewage into a a protein-rich creation that resembles beef in texture and hope to make it also taste and smell like beef. Mitsuyuki Ikeda, a member of the team, said: "We wanted to show that what comes out of the body can be recycled to go back into the body."

Raw sewage is turned into rich mud to which soya bean, food additives and steak sauce are added to give it an appetising smell. Ikeda believes that one day, the refined burger might be used to feed livestock.

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter :

Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition.