The jigglers are people!!! The jigglers are people!!! Keep your spoons close, we could have our very own Soylent Green moment in the future.
Fast Company has the story of how human gelatin genes could provide a more stable, safer version of gelatin than pig and cow bones and skin (the current raw ingredients). The question is whether you're ready to accept gelatin made from genetic material.
Once you get past the potential 'ick' factor, the idea is fascinating. Fast Company explains how the process works:
Beijing University of Chemical Technology researchers created the slightly creepy product by sticking human gelatin genes into a strain of yeast that can produce gelatin with reliable features -- and a virtual guarantee that it won't be contaminated with pathogens or cause immune responses (because theWhile the current market for the product has yet to be determined, human gelatin is not yet commercially available (although a company in San Francisco, Fibro-Gen, is testing "recombinant human gelatin" as a vaccine stabilizer), it does make you start to wonder about what you're willing to eat.
gelatin molecules are based on human DNA sequences).