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Maybe, but for use in medicine, not cooking.<br><br>
A summary of this article (<a href="http://inhabitat.com/scientists-grow-gelatin-derived-from-human-tissue/" target="_blank">http://inhabitat.com/scientists-grow-gelatin-derived-from-human-tissue/</a> ) was posted on a tech geek site I follow. When I read about human genes being implanted in yeast so it produces geletin I immediately thought about cooking. Surprisingly, the intro to the story mentions veg*ans right up front! Just as an aside, but still interesting to get 'name dropped'.
 

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Vegan gelatine's been around for a while, made from agar (nonetheless, unless listed as agar agar, gelatin should be assumed animal, 'kosher' generally means it's from fish). More than it's used in vegan or not vegan commercial products is tapioca starch though. Still, my local health food store and grocer both sell agar.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Vegan gelatine's been around for a while</div>
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The article mentions gelatine-like substances used by vegans (indirectly). But vegan 'geletin' is not geletin. What has now been produced by transgenic yeast isn't geletin-like, it IS geletin.<br><br>
An example of the difference: jelly beans. Ever wonder why commercial jelly beans and gummi candies usually contain bona fide animal geletin? It's not just convenience and cost. Both rely on specific attributes of animal geletin that agar or starch-based gelling agents just don't replicate.<br><br>
The difference is similar to imitation vanilla vs. real vanilla extract. Close enough for many uses, but for others ...
 

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This sounds a little along the lines of soylent green.<br><br>
It's people. Gelatin is made out of people. They're making our food out of people. Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle for food. You've gotta tell them. You've gotta tell them!
 

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Is there a difference between "gelatine" (or gelatin if you are in the US) and "geletin"?<br><br>
Is that a brand name or something?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Rainbows</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2941256"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Is there a difference between "gelatine" (or gelatin if you are in the US) and "geletin"?<br><br>
Is that a brand name or something?</div>
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I had to look that up-I use both geletin and gelatin because I see both spellings. It's gelatin. It's also "Jello brand gelatin..."<br><br>
I always check when things are labeled "jel" instead of "gel". Carageen, and locust bean are also common plant based jels.<br><br>
I don't understand the difference for products that seem identical when plant jels are used. Like Skittles or Swedish fish.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Is there a difference between "gelatine" (or gelatin if you are in the US) and "geletin"?</div>
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Nah, just me. My natural misspelling ability <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
The funny thing is my browser spellchecks as I type but in this case I ignored the wavy red line that indicates spelling errors.
 

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I still won't touch it, I've gone this far without needing to use gelatin, and I can go the rest of my life without it. But I would prefer see this implemented rather than the current form of gelatin.
 

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So vegans can eat things derived from people? Ewww, I think I'll pass.
 

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<div class="quote-block">So vegans can eat things derived from people?</div>
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The book Vegan Freak talks about that question, I believe. The context is different, but the question is the same.
 

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So vegans can eat things derived from people? Ewww, I think I'll pass.</div>
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Eww! Since his victim consented, does this mean that the meals Armin Meiwes was sent to prison for were technically vegan?
 
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