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Solution to the Japanese whale hunt issue by Lounge Trekker on 21 November 2007 4:17am
 
This is a contest for inventors and entreprenuers. The winner of this contest will design an electro-organic mechanism to make enough food to replace whale meat. The winner gets all the Japanese he can eat for life!

The Japanese people are quick to respond and will learn how to create fine cuisine with the end product, eventually marketing an appealing fast-food that will eventually be eaten by 62% of Japanese people under 80.

Actual effective technology can be protected in this proprietary plan. Provide an operating plan outlining the materials needed. Time-frame is open and schemes will be considered based on maximum profits with maximum markets.

Lounge Billionaire
 
Re: Solution to the Japanese whale hunt issue by Lounge Trekker on 21 November 2007 5:50pm
 
We're looking for multi-level greenhouses and livestock rearing pens, and a less ocean-intensive way of growing seaweed. Monsanto has developed a kelp that actually eats sulfur dioxide gas. It's bulbs fill with helium so the plant remains suspended above the ground.

Below this forest of kelp, shellfish have been found to grow if kept wet.

With this advance in organic science and chemistry, we can actually have a land-based sea environment.

Am I dreaming?
 
Re: Solution to the Japanese whale hunt issue by tucsonmike on 21 November 2007 7:11pm
 
You were going to hunt the Japanese?

Sorry, could not help the silliness. I am impressed Pete @ your entrepreneurial skill. I just invented something but nowhere near as interesting.
 
Re: Solution to the Japanese whale hunt issue by Lounge Trekker on 21 November 2007 7:30pm
 
I'm still working on the plan. If I need 100 tons per month of a palatable end product, it will require a similar mass of raw materials. Some kind of organic material, a recycled waste product of course, the logistics are staggering.

Add enough natto and it could be good. Roll it up in nori, dip it in wasabe. Maybe not traditional Japanese fare, but it could look and smell like it with the right chef preparing it.

And it might save the whales.

Lounge Trekker
 
Re: Solution to the Japanese whale hunt issue by tucsonmike on 21 November 2007 10:41pm
 
Pete, I just watched the beginning of a show on corn. I wonder... There is writing off your trip to Mexico. You are doing research.
 
Re: Solution to the Japanese whale hunt issue by mrsthing on 22 November 2007 12:30am
 
"The winner of this contest will design an electro-organic mechanism to make enough food to replace whale meat."

"You were going to hunt the Japanese?"

Soylent Green?
 
Re: Solution to the Japanese whale hunt issue by Lounge Trekker on 22 November 2007 3:27am
 
So, mrsthing, the technology is yours, but we, the judging panel, must know a few things concerning your suggestion.

Is it electric? Do you plug it in? Is it battery operated? Is it solar powered? Does it run by organic thermoelectric power?

Thank you for your submission.
 
Re: Solution to the Japanese whale hunt issue by mrsthing on 23 November 2007 3:09am
 
You never saw the movie "Soylent Green"? It was a futuristic movie set in NYC, in the year 2022. 40 million people, no natural foods left because pollution has destroyed the climate (a bit prophetic, eh?) To ease overcrowding, the government has set up suicide parlors where people can go to die voluntarily in a comfortable room with movies and surround sound. To feed everyone else, The Soylent Corporation manufactured foods with special additives to make them high in either carbs, protein, or whatever. (It's been awhile since I saw the movie.) They were color coded: soylent green was the protein one. Turns out it was made of--people! The very ones from the suicide parlors! The movie ends with Charlton Heston racing through the streets yelling, "SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE! SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!"

It was shocking in 1973, but I can't think how much they had to pay ol' Charlton to film that last scene. It comes off hysterically funny.

So to answer your question: I'm not sure how you'd manufacture it, but the raw materials are all there.
 
Re: Solution to the Japanese whale hunt issue by mrsthing on 23 November 2007 3:11am
 
I'm being completely facetious, btw.
 
Re: Solution to the Japanese whale hunt issue by Lounge Trekker on 23 November 2007 8:09pm
 
Maybe I'll watch that movie. Hey, I said I was carnivorous, not cannabilistic!

It would make for interesting menu choices, however. Canadians would have a distinctive wood smoke and gasoline flavour, Americans a mix of tobacco and beer, Peruvians would give you a lift, French would make you fat but put some colour in your cheeks, Japanese would be diet food.

Soylent Trekker
 
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