Well, the debate over if jello can really be eaten by vegans just got a lot more complicated. Researchers in Beijing at the College of Life Sciences and Technology have figured out a way to create gelatin — except that this jello is made out of humans.
The scientists have taken human gelatin genes, and combined them with a special type of yeast. This grows a type of jello that is, essentially, derived from human genes. On the plus side, creating (and eating) this human derived jello does mean that you won’t be at risk for developing mad cow disease.
So, if this “human jello” catches on, what will vegans do? Will human jello be off-limits?