Gotta Watch: Poo you'll pay for
March 21st, 2012
11:26 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Poo you'll pay for

If you're easily grossed out or squeamish by the mere mention of words like poop, poo or dung, you've officially been warned.  Today's Gotta Watch is all about that and it's inspired by a Chinese businessman whose livelihood thrives on crap.  The thought of willingly consuming this excrement probably hasn't crossed your mind a whole lot, but there are people who choose to offer up quite a bit of money for it.  Would you pay to consume something made with poop? Sound off below.

From panda poo to costly brew

A Chinese entrepreneur launched his own brand of tea that might make you think twice before you drink. That's because the secret ingredient is tons of panda dung. What's possibly more surprising than the poop aspect is that it’s actually good for you. Check out this video to see how the tea is made and to find out why people are willing to pay $200 per cup. If that isn't enough to make you want to watch, you'll have to see what the guy who created the tea is wearing in this video.

Cat poop coffee takes unappetizing path

If panda poo tea isn't enough for you to stomach, how does exotic cat poop coffee sound? It's a very rare type of coffee that takes a rather unappetizing path to the coffee cup. You've gotta watch to learn how berries and a Kopi Luwak end up making one of the most expensive varieties of coffee.

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soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. L. Ol

    NEWS!

    March 21, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. robotnic

    I'm reading this while eating a PB&J. Yum! Betcha my breath won't smell as bad as these potty mouths.

    March 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ouy

    You are what you eat. this does not say much about the Chinese and others who use this nasty crap!

    March 21, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. PeteH

    Front page of CNN.com. You people are worthless garbage. No journalistic integrity.

    March 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joe

    I wouldn't be surprised if poo was in our Starbucks coffee. The USDA would have a field day when they find out every Starbucks store has been serving poo built coffee.

    March 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Simon

    How is this different from the cow manure I buy from Home Depot to fertilize the tomato? What is so gross about it?

    March 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Richard Kasbeer

    Very misleading hook. Like referring to cow poop salads, with a picture of turds on a pile of lettuce, then reading about how manure is used for fertilizer.... Weak.

    March 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Tully

    If u can afford the cost, purchase "Natures Promise" Brands at the grocery store. Our Family has been for just over a year now. The egg shells are so thick you have to really crack them on the pan. Every one of their products actually taste better AND they are healthier for u. Their milk is antibiotic free, and actually tastes like milk USED to taste, and fruits are pesticide free. Funny thing.... After eating right for about a month, we gave up ALL fast food. And no, I don't work for Natures Promise or Whole Foods, I just wanted to share this in hopes PPL will benefit from our discovery.

    March 21, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I truly wish we had thoe stores in our area.
      Sadly, we don't...

      March 21, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Muz

    What kind of news is this? Why is using dung as fertilizer disgusting? Are the people who put this news together really so unaware? Are you guys joking? What is this?

    March 21, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. W.

    Hmmmm. Tastes a little "nutty".

    March 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Luther51

    Most of us wouldn't think of putting it in our mouths, but if you've ever heard a campaign speech, you've let plenty of it go into your ears!

    March 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Christopher

    I prefer drinking good old fashioned Poo!

    March 21, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ygbfsm

    Soylent Brown... woohoo!

    March 21, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sara

      and technically, that would have been mixed in with the Soylent Green too! So much to look forward to in the future!

      March 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  14. PAM Terrace

    The exotic cat turds sounds great! This ones on me kiddo, gots more where that came from, comin up !

    March 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dumb article

    The tea is not made of panda poop - it is normal tea that is FERTILIZED by panda poop. As if we don't fertilize our own crops in the U.S. with manure ourselves! THIS IS NOT A NEWS STORY.

    March 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff S

      Well, most crops in the U.S. are actually fertilized by petroleum-based chemicals – that is far more disgusting than poop fertilizer.

      March 21, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff S

      Also, you might not have noticed the section of the site this article is in. Just because an article isn't about something for you to cower in fear about doesn't mean it's not news.

      March 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO © trust me, I'm a chemist

      @ Jeff, um, no. Petroleum is almost exclusively hydrocarbons, with some impurities. Totally useless if you need nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur, potassium, etc. Common raw materials for commercial fertilizers are typically minerals such as potash and limestone. More and more often now, one can buy "organic" fertilizers from compost or bird guano – for a much higher price, of course.

      March 21, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
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