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VITAMINS RECOVERED FROM MUSHROOM WASTE, IS HUMAN WASTE NEXT?
Humans spend centillions of dollars yearly on vitamin supplements. Most of these vitamins end up in the sewage system providing a source of nutrition for bacteria.
Bacteria need the same vitamins as humans to survive, multiply, and become a nuisance. Overgrowth of any species in an environment will disturb the natural equilibrium and may lead to diseases in humans, plants, and animals.
Since humans are hell-bent on consuming humongous doses of vitamins that end up in the toilet, scientists at the University of the Internet are exploring methods of recovering vitamins from human poop.
Don’t worry, it will be done hygienically as some proteins such as urokinase can be recovered from poop and used in humans! That was the source of human urokinase until production through recombinant DNA technology using human fetal kidney cells became cheaper.
If Vitamin D can be recovered from mushroom waste, why not extend the recovery of vitamins to human waste?
Recovery of ergosterol and vitamin D2 from mushroom waste – Potential valorization by food and pharmaceutical industries – ScienceDirect