Food Tech Bites: Fecal Food in Space

Food Tech Bites: Fecal Food in Space

Would you eat a meal created with the assistance of your own human waste?

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Foodie  Foodie Your Guide to Good Taste  on 31 Mar '18

Food supply is one of the biggest challenges to space travel, but Penn State scientists believe they’ve found a way for astronauts to create food with the assistance of their own human waste. It’s not quite as bad as it sounds; they use the microbes that break down astronaut excrement to create a Marmite-like protein and fat-rich substance, or ‘microbial goo’. Not exactly appetising enough to get us up there, so perhaps we’ll just stay grounded for now.


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