Business & Policy Food Issues Artificial Meat Made From Poop By Sara Novak Writer University of Georgia Sara Novak is a journalist and writer who specializes in food policy and health writing. She covered these topics on Treehugger from 2005-2012. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Sara Novak Updated October 11, 2018 Migrated Image Share Twitter Pinterest Email Business & Policy Corporate Responsibility Environmental Policy Economics Food Issues I'm sure your gag reflexes are in full effect right now and they should be. This is a weird one. A Japanese researcher has come up with an artificial meat that's made from human feces. According to Inhabitat, Japanese scientist Mitsuyuki Ikeda has come up with a burger made from soya, steak sauce essence, and protein extracted from human feces. Researcher Ikeda is using sewage mud or human feces as one of the main ingredients in his artificial meat. According to Inhabitat,"[t]he lipids are then combined with a reaction enhancer, then whipped into "meat" in an exploder. Ikeda then makes the poop more savory, by adding soya and steak sauce." Watch the video describing the project. So with a global food crisis looming is the POOP burger the answer?