Marketing often has to succesfully promote terrible products. But is there a product out there that no amount of marketing can help? Enter Japanese scientist Mitsuyuki Ikeda. He has created a burger that is made exclusively from human feces. The ‘burger’ is made from soya, steak sauce essence, and protein extracted from human feces.
This extract is Ikeda’s attempt at justifying his creation:
‘The meatpacking industry causes 18 percent of our greenhouse gas emissions, mostly due to the release of methane from animals. The livestock industry also consumes huge amounts of feed and water in relation to the amount of meat that it yields, and many find the industry to be inhumane and cruel to animals.’
These factors alone are reason enough for vegetarians to replace their meat intake with vegetable proteins and legumes. But Ikeda, a scientist at the Environmental Assessment Center in Okayama, sought to further the field of alternative proteins by recycling a form of protein-rich waste.
Sometimes marketing needs a challenge. So i challenge anyone who reads this to A) come up with a suitable name (preferably not the one that Ikeda has chosen in the picture and B) come up with a marketing campaign that will convince people to eat this.
Leave your ideas and comments in the section below.