Jun 20, 2011 JesseM commented on It Is Unspeakable: UPDATED: It Is a Hoax!.
I did a little googling to try to figure out if anyone had exposed this as a hoax, nothing definitive but someone from slashdot wrote up a post here where they did a search on google news for archived stories involving either the supposed lead scientist, "Mitsuyuki Ikeda", or "Environmental Assessment Center, Okayama, Japan", and found stories on meat from human poop have cropped up periodically over the years, a bunch from 2009 and a few from back in 1993 (here's a 1993 story from the Philadelphia Inquire… and a 1993 story from "News of the Weird", and doing a similar search for "Mitsuyuki Ik… I also found a story from Deseret News). Of course it's possible that this guy does exist and that he's just sort of a lone crank who keeps pushing this story and every once in a while gets news organizations to bite, but I think it's more likely that the whole thing is a hoax and that the TV program above hired actors to do a fake story inspired by the written reports (the youtube video doesn't give any info on what show the clip came from, might have been a tabloid program or a tv equivalent of "news of the weird"...note at 1:34 the label on the fridge is "shit burger", definitely seems like a wink to the audience, not to mention that scene of him pointing to something with a fake plastic hand with painted fingernails).
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