I suppose if all the proteins, carbs, and fats are from the bacteria, then it’s no more cannibalism than eating food that was fertilized with dead bodies (or shit).
But I wonder if some of the proteins come from the dead blood cells that makes shit brown? Then that’s cannibalism, right?
(And no, even if it’s 100 percent safe, 100 percent NOT cannibalism, and the most delicious food ever, and I’m dying of starvation, I doubt I’d eat shitmeat. I think I’d eat raw human flesh first.)
the eating of human flesh by another human being.
the soft substance of a human or other animal body, consisting of muscle and fat.
muscular and fatty tissue.
this substance or tissue in animals, viewed as an article of food, usually excluding fish and sometimes fowl; meat.
(there are other definitions but I think they are not pertinent)
You wouldn’t have a closed loop. Let’s say that 10% of the nutrients can be salvaged in the process described. After four loops through, you’ve only got .01% of what you started with. Only if you continue to supplement the society’s diet with 90% “new” food can you maintain that system perpetually. It’s not all that different from fertilizing plants - they get some nutrients from the fertilizer, but you get a sustained food supply only because the plants are pulling in new energy from the sun.
Anyone up for calculating what percentage of starving Africans could be fed by the ummm, proceeds, from masturbation? I’m thinking that US high schoolers alone could feed a small country. About as icky as it gets - but a lot more people ingest semen than poo, accoriding to my calculations.