Japanese Poop Burgers?

I’m sure the “terd burger” is probably the weirdest Japanese news story this week, maybe even this year.

Wait. What? You didn’t hear about it? Okay, well thanks (or no thanks) to the miracles of modern science, apparently there is a Mr. Ikeda, a Japanese scientist, who has found a way to pull the proteins from human waste to make burgers and steaks. Yummy?!? The video mentions getting past the psychological barrier is going to be the biggest challenge of getting these steaks into the hands and mouths of consumers. Umm…yeah!! I mean it is poo.

I consider myself a pretty open-minded person about most things. I’ve actually eaten cooked meal-worms and crickets right here in Japan…no joke (they’re kinda crunchy). But there are certain items that my mind puts an non-removable block on eating. Roaches are one. Cooked, diced, sliced, whatever, I don’t want to eat roaches! I’m going to have to say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that a terd-steak or poo burger is going to (unquestionably) make the list of Donnie’s Blacklisted Foods.

I got a link from a friend and former expat (thanks Dinene) about the “sh*t burgers” being made right here in good ole Japan!

I’m all for going green and doing what we can to save the planet…but going brown? Not so much.

How about you? Are you willing to try one of these? Please check out this video and tell me what you think

I am SEVERELY curious to hear your thoughts on this one!!

I wonder what different nicknames they could come up with for these: Boo Boo Burgers? Brown Beef? Sewage Steaks? The Excrementalicious Burger (Sound Willy Wonka Fantasy-ish)?, Terd T-Bones?, E.Co Meat (Like Eco as in Eco-friendly, but really is like E.Co as in E. Coli)?, The Number 2 Burger? Soylent Brown Beef? Okay, okay, I’ll stop, some of you may be eating.

See you tomorrow with something a little less weird, lol! ;)

Donald Ash

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  • Wymarshian

    If this is true, than more power to him. I’d eat it but would prefer not to know. The reality is, we’re running out of topsoil and fish. I’d rather have options which are never implemented than no options at all.

  • Dinene

    hell naw! I am not eating nothing that has come out of a human’s buttocks. I dont care how u twist n turn it…I’d rather be a vegan! :-)

  • I’m with Donald on this one.

    Grow more veggies. Veggie burgers might not taste as good as actual beef but it’s better than the likely long term effects of eating this.


  • Linda Richardson

    Wow, I think they can keep that!! Anyway you slice it, dice it or slowly stew that sh–uff up.. they can keep it.. we don’t want it!!

  • Anthony

    Yeah, I’ll eat liver(i hate liver!) before i’ll eat caca burgers. Reminds me of chitlins…

  • devin

    Please please please tell me this a Donald joke! PLEASE!!!!!!!


    Okay sorry….Veggie burgers rule! Maybe this is all a conspiracy to turn us into vegetarians. Please let this be a conspiracy. :P

    • Donald Ash

      Nope, I’m afraid it’s not a joke, devin. Poo burgers for one and all. Who knows maybe a poo/vegetable burger might be a good thing or a half poo/half beef. Okay I’ll quit :)

  • Jess

    I was hungry, but now I’ll think I’ll pass on the next 3-4 meals! I am concerned that this will catch on in the oriental resturants here in the U.S. and they will stop using cats!

    • Donald Ash

      No need, bro. You’re a Marine. Marine’s can eat lead, and nothing will happen. A poo burger wouldn’t even phase you. For us regular people, maybe it’s a bad idea, though. Bon appetit?

  • Bri

    It’s not like you’re eating actual feces or anything, you are eating the proteins that are pulled from sewage and other things that are added to it. Just little protein molecules, which could be extracted from elsewhere and you wouldn’t be able to tell if they were from feces or not. XD I think it’s pretty smart, I mean animals have been using feces and urine as sources of nourishment for ages, at least we don’t need to eat the actual stuff and can just extract the nutrients from it.

    Oh hell no.

  • LanceT

    The only way I would end up eating this would be if they didn’t tell me what it was beforehand and left me to my own observation. I get the science of it, if you took a slab of beef and extracted the same proteins that would exist in waste, we are half-way to Star Trek’s “protein re-sequencer” (Star Trek: Enterprise) to make food. Interesting, but still gross if you conjure up the image as you are trying to eat. :P

  • Arkady

    If it’s all about protein, why not to use tofu? The other possible use of that “recycled protein” is as additive for cattle feed. I can only imagine what followers of kosher food would have to say on that. :)

    Personally I don’t think it’s a good idea to use this substance for humans, no matter how it will be marketed, FecBurger, FecDonald’s, whatever.

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