Japan Brings Food Inflation Down To ‘Earth’
Whether it is a reflection of the inflated price of regular edibles thanks to Abe’s Yen devaluation escapades, or simply more evidence of the greater fool theory playing out among a mesmerized world, the latest gourmet eating experience in Japan highlights the human ability to follow a herd in spite of all common sense. As CBS reports in this somewhat remarkably not The Onion clip, thehighest delicacy among Japanese diners is now – dirt. Of course, no-one would be expected to eat, chew, gnaw on any old garden variety, umm, garden; this is potting soil that is boiled, grilled, steamed, and pureed and then dribbled on creme brulee, rolled over mashed potatoes, and drizzled over arugula….
Japanese Scientists Create Meat From Poop
Anyone up for some poop burgers?
Japanese scientist Mitsuyuki Ikeda from the Okayama Laboratory certainly doesn’t believe in human waste.
He thinks that’s perfectly good protein you’re sending out to sea, and he’s found a way to extract it, mix it with steak sauce and create a fecal feast fit for a king.
And despite the downside of having to add soya to bind it all together, Prof Ikeda thinks there’s no reason why we shouldn’t all tuck into his turd burgers.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/06/17/japanese-scientists-create-meat-from-poop/#ixzz2N9EL3WsL
Doom! China to Japan : give us the contested islands or your economy gets it
China To Japan: Hand Over The Senkakus Or Your Economy Gets It
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Saturday that “Japan needs to face up to reality, and take real steps to correct its mistakes… so as to prevent a further escalation,” with regard the demand that Japan reverse its nationalization of the small islet chain of the Senkakus. In some of the strongest rhetoric yet, The Japan Times reports that the Chinese minister said Japan’s ‘single-handed’ actions so far have “caused great damage to China-Japan relations and undermined stability in the region,” and urged Tokyo to “make concrete efforts” to prevent fraught bilateral ties from spiraling out of control. As the reigns of control in China continue to be handed over (with Yang expected to become state Councillor for foreign affairs), we suspect the situation is far from resolved – especially with Shinzo Abe fighting a war on another front (that China is likely not pleased with either).
CNY-JPY exchange rate has devalued 28% in the last 6 months with the Yuan at its strongest against the Yen in 5 years…