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Originally posted by mac420
You can scoff at this and say its gross and you would never try it, but this is a perfect example of how we can become self sustaining. In an endless cycle of renewal, there are great benefits to this.
For one, scientists are trying to figure out how to allow Humans to travel in space for years (25+) at a time. If there was a machine that was a part of the "sewage" system that recycled all solid waste, they would never run out of food. Also, if this system was implemented in a large city, like LA or NY, there would be no hungry people.
From what they said it tastes like Beef, and this is just the initial research, with time they could theoretically make it taste like anything. Could this be the very first incarnation of a Food Replicator like in Star Trek? I don't know, only time will tell, but I'd give it a go if it was deemed safe to eat.