Baby Poop Sausage

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Human infant feces contain two bacteria common in probiotics: Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Scientists at Catalonia’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Research conducted a study on a means to infuse these bacteria into sausage. They took 43 fecal samples from babies and used the bacteria to ferment fuet, a type of pork sausage.

Tasters who sampled the sausage said that they tasted just like regular fuet, which is what the scientists want. They envision the sausage as an alternative probiotic food for people who can’t consume dairy products.

There is, of course, one problem: no company is currently interested in the challenge of trying to market sausage made from human infant fecal bacteria.

Via Neatorama.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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