What's an 'ethical source' for gelatin?
July 18, 2011 9:50 AM Subscribe
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A possible new 'ethical' source for popular food-additive gelatin
. Vegan reaction not yet forthcoming.
Researchers at Beijing University have proposed an alternative means of producing the hundreds of thousands of tons of gelatin required every year, without using animals.
The proposed solution employs human gelatin-production genes inserted into a strain of yeast, producing a new gelatin 'with controllable features'. The abstract and full paper are available here