Clear Foods, which "uses genomic technology to analyze the world's foods at a molecular level, ingredient by ingredient," released a report recently that it said was designed to look at the accuracy of the content labels of several major hot dog brands.
The company analyzed 345 hot dog and sausage products from 75 brands and 10 retailers, and said they found "human DNA in 2% of the samples, and in 2/3rds of the vegetarian samples."
Additionally, 10 percent of all vegetarian products appeared to contain meat.In some samples, roughly 3%, PORK was present but was not listed as an ingredient on the label.
WHILE THIS MAY WELL BE CONTAMINATION BY HUMAN HANDLERS, WE KNOW THAT HUMAN FETAL DNA HAS BEEN USED AS A FLAVOR ENHANCER.
Senomyx ADMITTED it used human embryonic kidney cells (also called HEK 293) to test its products, but said it was an old cell line from the 1970s and that new fetal tissue was NOT used in its current products.
“The cells, called HEK 293 cells (that stands for human embryonic kidney) were taken from an aborted fetus in the 1970s in the Netherlands.
Bits of chopped up DNA from the adenovirus, a virus that causes a pretty severe cold.
The kidney cells were forced to take up bits of DNA using a technique invented in 1973 that used a calcium solution.
The resulting cells don’t act much like human cells at all, but they are very easy to work with and have become workhorses of cellular biology.
That’s why they’re used in the development of drugs and vaccines.
No new fetal tissue has been used to keep the cell culture going; the use of this cell line isn’t leading to new abortions.”
For me, human fetal cells are human DNA, no matter when they were first harvested.
I CAN FIND NOTHING ETHICAL OR NECESSARY IN THEIR USE IN FOOD OR DRINK.
WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS SHOWS UP, CALL ME WHATEVER, BUT I HAVE TO QUESTION IF ANYTHING WE'RE FED IS WHAT WE THINK IT IS.
THIS ALSO CLEARLY DEMONSTRATES THAT OUR DEAR OLD FDA IS FALLING DOWN ON THE JOB IN THEIR INSPECTIONS OF THE COMPANIES THAT FURNISH AMERICANS THE FOOD FOR OUR TABLES.
JUST ANOTHER FAILURE OF OUR "PROTECTION AGENCIES" TO ACTUALLY PROTECT US.
FOR SOME, THE FINDINGS OF THIS STUDY MEANS NOTHING.
FOR THOSE WHO EITHER WANT NO MEAT AND ESPECIALLY NO PORK IN THEIR DIETS, OR WHOSE RELIGIOUS BELIEFS DON'T ALLOW FOR MEAT AND ESPECIALLY PORK, AND FOR THOSE WITH SERIOUS FOOD ALLERGIES TO BEEF, THIS CAN BE THE CAUSE OF ILLNESS, OR WORSE.
THAT HUMAN DNA IS GETTING INTO OUR FOOD IS SURELY NOT SOMETHING MANY OF US WOULD "ORDER" OR CARE TO INGEST.
WHETHER IT REALLY IS CONTAMINATION FROM "HUMAN HANDLERS" OR FROM "FLAVOR ENHANCERS" IS A MOOT POINT.
HUMAN DNA IS HUMAN DNA.
I PASS ON THAT.
THAT THE SAME FETAL CELLS ARE USED IN VACCINES IS JUST ANOTHER REASON I WANT NO PART OF THOSE, EITHER.