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  • 09.18.09

Japanese Fight Giant Jellyfish Invasion With Jellyfish-Infused Space Candy

digg_url = ‘//www.fastcompany.com/blog/ariel-schwartz/sustainability/japanese-fight-giant-jellyfish-invasion-jellyfish-infused-space-c’; digg_skin = ‘compact’; A raw caramel craze is sweeping Japan. At the same time, fishermen in the Sea of Japan are tormented by invasive swarms of Echizen Kurage (Nomura’s jellyfish), a giant jellyfish that weighs 450 pounds and measures two meters …

Japanese Fight Giant Jellyfish Invasion With Jellyfish-Infused Space Candy
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The Obama students aren’t content with just producing a a jellyfish caramel treat. The high schoolers have also requested that the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) put the caramels on the menu for astronauts journeying to the International Space Station, presumably in a bid to raise awareness of their tasty solution to the jellyfish problem.

Previous to producing space caramels, the Obama students developed jellyfish-infused cookies, dubbed “Ekura-chan saku-saku cookies.” The cookies, sold in boxes of 10, are available at a Fukui prefecture store for 580 yen.

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[Via Pink Tentacle]

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Ariel Schwartz is a Senior Editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine and more.

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