Vegemite is the Australian version of Marmite.
A yeast extract food high in Vitamin B, and you either love it or hate it.
But it looks like...well, place description here:---------------.
well, now NewsAustralia reports:
BOFFINS (i.e. scientists) have discovered a way of turning human waste into a “Vegemite-like” food for astronauts. Sounds delicious, right?
According to The Independent, Pennsylvania State University microbe researcher Professor Christopher House said recycling the waste into food would be a serious problem-solver for space expeditions.
Bringing food from earth takes up valuable space and weight, while growing food on board requires a lot of water and energy. “We envisioned and tested the concept of simultaneously treating astronauts’ waste with microbes while producing a biomass that is edible either directly or indirectly, depending on safety concerns,” he said. “It’s a little strange, but the concept would be a little bit like Marmite or Vegemite, where you’re eating a smear of ‘microbial goo’.”actually the real trick is to smear it lightly across your toast, because it is very salty/strong tasting.
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