Mmmm, Jell-O. Mmmmmm, bouncing Jell-O. So deliciously mesmerizing.
Gelatin is an essential ingredient in gummy snacks and marshmallows, not to mention vaccines and drug capsules. Manufacturing it is a messy, inconsistent process, but now scientists can create perfect gelatin with human DNA. The only obstacle seems to be our own squeamishness.
If you ever drive through Northern France, you'll see a lot of butchers that sell horse meat. You'll also see a lot of glue factories. The two are very definitely linked — but why is it that horses make good glue?
I really wish that this was my breakfast today. Sure, you may think it looks ordinary—eggs, pancakes, doughnuts, coffee—but it's actually made entirely from Jell-O. Yup! All Jell-O everything. Unbelievable, right?
I have an on/off relationship with gelatin as is, but human-derived gelatin? Ugh, someone pass me the agar-agar, please. Scientists are exploring this closer-to-home substitute to rule out possible infections carried from the animals the gelling agent is made from.