17 Jul '11, 12pm

Is it Vegan? Gelatin Made From Humans

According to a story on Inhabitat , scientists are experimenting on ways to derive gelatin from humans and their research will be appearing in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry . The process the researchers perfected actually involves taking human gelatin genes and inserting them into a strain of yeast. With their technology they were able to grow gelatin with controllable features. Though I'd be interested to know where the genes are derived. According to Science Daily , not only would this prevent the use of gelatin made from innumerable animals, it would also eliminate the risk of Mad Cow disease in addition to creating a predictable source of gelatin. Working with animal based gelatin is at times unpredictable because you don't know how the end product will turn out. Human-based gelatins are actually being studied for use in drug capsules and other medical ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/is-it-vegan-gelat...

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According to a story on Inhabitat , scientists are experimenting on ways to derive gelatin from humans and their research ...

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