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Turd Burgers, Anyone?

Last week it was human breast milk from genetically-altered cows. Now I’m hearing about something even more squicky: a scientist in Japan who’s figured out how to make apparently-edible faux meat out of human feces. Professor Poo (I mean Ikeda) extracts lipids and protein from “sewage mud,” does a little lab magic, then adds soy [...]

Chinese Cows That Produce Human Breast Milk

Along with my post from a few weeks ago about Chinese ghost malls, file this under “weird stories from China.” (Maybe I’ll start calling them Strange Chinographies?) While the US is gradually adopting organic and non-GMO foods as its nutritional gold standard, Chinese agricultural scientists are genetically modifying cows to produce human breast milk — [...]

Disgustingly Helpful Medical Advances

Did you know parasitic gut worms may help prevent you from developing allergies? Or that the fluid excreted from maggots might actually be helpful in keeping your wounds clean? Were you aware that an even healthier version of human breast milk can be produced by mice spliced with human genes? The real question, of course, [...]