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Do you fancy a jelly baby made from human DNA?
09-14-2011, 04:59 PM #1
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Quote:By Andrew Marszal

Reports last week that researchers could be just six months away from producing the world’s first artificial meat, using thousands of stem cells bred in a laboratory, sent a wave of fascination around the world.wtf2.gif Yet there is an even more ghoulish prospect ahead: the idea of eating artificial food made from humans.

This may sound like science fiction, yet a new technique for making gelatin from human DNA is attracting “increasing interest from research and industrial circles”, according to a new study by scientists from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology. The paper, published recently in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, revealed that successful experiments had been carried out in which human genes were inserted into a strain of yeast to “grow” large amounts of recombinant (genetically engineered) human gelatin.

Gelatin has a long history of use as a gelling agent by the food industry – and, according to the journal’s publisher, the American Chemical Society, human-derived gelatin “could become a substitute for some of the 300,000 tons of animal-based gelatin produced annually for desserts, marshmallows, candy and innumerable other products”.

There would be safety issues to consider. When an ice-cream parlour in London began selling flavours derived from human breast milk earlier this year, it was soon withdrawn for hygiene reasons. The Food Standards Agency said: “There would be a restriction on the sale or import of this type of product, because it would require a pre-market safety assessment.”

However, scientists do not believe that the new gelatin product would pose any risk. “There’s a very high degree of similarity between gelatin that comes from a cow, a pig, and a human,” explains Dr David Olsen, senior scientist at FibroGen, which specialises in recombinant gelatins. “So due to their similarities, I can’t see why there would be a health risk to it. It’s a very similar protein to what people have been ingesting for many years.”

In fact, human-derived gelatin is already in use by the pharmaceutical industry in the manufacture of certain pills and vaccines. The highly controlled production techniques of the laboratory offer a more consistent product than “traditional” gelatin, which is made from the bones and skin of pigs and cows. More broadly, human genes are used by pharmaceutical firms in the production of insulin for diabetics, human growth hormone, and erythropoietin, which is used to treat anaemia...continues http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/87430...n-DNA.html

Look at the language used in the article to make the reader's subconscious believe this is a good idea.damned.gif At the article it has a picture of sweets with Taboo? written underneath.

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If this happens it gives a whole new meaning to these sweets

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Whats up with the green jelly babywtf2.gif knows something the others kids don't know? Won't get past airport security with that attitude.

From wiki "Jelly babies were launched by Bassett's in 1918 in Sheffield as "Peace Babies" to mark the end of World War I. "
09-14-2011, 05:55 PM #2
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They know ğkking good and well the consequences of humans eating humans are.

This is total BS, it's the cause of mad human disease or Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease or CJD a degenerative neurological disorder (brain disease) that is incurable and invariably fatal.

CJD is at times called a human form of mad cow disease, given that bovine spongiform encephalopathy is believed to be the cause of variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease in humans.

Mad cow originated from feeding cattle cattle.

Evolution is set up so mammals that eat their own species die. This phoney food shortage is so out of control, food prices are higher due to speculation not any viable shortages.

This is more culling of the cattle war doesn't work well enough so now we have Fukushima and soylant ğkking green to look forward to. Good find and pin p! cheers.gif

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09-14-2011, 06:26 PM #3
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Yeah well, you and Jeffrey Dahmer have a happy Thanksgiving.

At any rate, upon reading a bit more....

Kuru is an incurable degenerative neurological disorder (brain disease) that is a type of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, caused by a prion found in humans.[1] The term "kuru" derives from the Fore word "kuria/guria" ("to shake"),[2] a reference to the body tremors that are a classic symptom of the disease; it is also known among the Fore as the laughing sickness due to the pathologic bursts of laughter people would display when afflicted with the disease. It is now widely accepted that Kuru was transmitted among members of the Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea via cannibalism.[3]

Its a CJD like condition related to malformed prions.

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09-14-2011, 06:33 PM #4
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They're freakin raving mad scientists allowed to do mad science and once in a while stumble over some bi-product that have industrial applications damned.gif It's probably more about funding their mad science than anything as usual and throwing the market a potential bone now and then. I don't see how this could possibly be cheaper to produce than conventional animal derived gelatin.

Quote:Gelatin is a mixture of peptides and proteins produced by partial hydrolysis of collagen extracted from the boiled bones, connective tissues, organs and some intestines of animals such as domesticated cattle, and pigs.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gelatin

Besides, nothing wrong with agar, (a gelatinous substance derived from a polysaccharide that accumulates in the cell walls of agarophyte red algae.)

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09-14-2011, 06:41 PM #5
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What just happened to the white knight post for the bio tech industry ? & JR's response, that the anon had simply copied the reply from the original article. wtf2.gif Both have been deleted. Explanation mods ?

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09-14-2011, 06:46 PM #6
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talk to JR 13.gif
09-14-2011, 06:55 PM #7
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It was lame to copy and paste an entire response without giving credit to the original author, or at least to the discussion area from where it came. As a rule you have to give credit where its due is all. I do not want to get into a legal copywrite pooping contest like other forums have.

I'm not making anything off this site, and a legal staff is probably the last thing I need at the moment.

I should add that to the disclaimer that way everyone is clear.

After the righthaven suits which were not legal in the first place, it's made everybody with websites apprehensive about previously written material with no link. Just covering my ass, and yeah I should have in retrospect cut the post to 50% of what the original author said and added a link.

I'm preoccupied and trying to do to much at once, so naturally all logical thought is ƒükkêd right now.

All apologies.

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09-14-2011, 07:00 PM #8
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Thanks for clarifying. Makes sense, even though it was deleted after your response. Which was what spooked me a little.
09-14-2011, 07:17 PM #9
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I didn't realize it was a verbatim response at the time they posted it.

I went back to read more comments on the original article and shït... there it was, first I called them out on it then just got rid of it.

No protocol in place to deal with this, (if it has gone on before I haven't noticed) but the 50% w/ link back should be the standard way to edit this type of thing.

That's when I decided to just trash it gaah.gif When trying to do to many things at once I usually ğck up everything.


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09-14-2011, 09:54 PM #10
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Cannibalism is ethically and morally reprehensible even if it is disguised as JELLO
09-15-2011, 01:51 AM #11
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(09-14-2011, 09:54 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  Cannibalism is ethically and morally reprehensible even if it is disguised as JELLO

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10-01-2011, 10:49 PM #12
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Good treatment for the situation.
garber infant foods
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10-01-2011, 11:01 PM #13
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(10-01-2011, 10:49 PM)DescrerERed Wrote:  Good treatment for the situation.
garber infant foods

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