Monday, May 09, 2011
I first heard of this a while ago..but today received an email with the following info. I thought others might find this interesting...and important!
Cow's blood enzyme used to glue food; raises health, faith issues
By Carol Forsloff.
The next time you eat chicken nuggets you might want to think again about what is used to mold the casing for it as it comes from cow’s blood which raises dietary questions as well as faith-based issues.
Vegetarians, vegans, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh-Day Adventists, Buddhists and Jews have taboos against the eating of meat, especially products made from animal blood. Not knowing what holds certain foods together has created consternation among health-conscious and religious groups, despite the fact that almost every country in Europe last year approved the use of meat glue or a substance called thrombian or transolutaminase. That is the meat blood enzyme that is used to hold together a variety of different foods.
This is the link to the video I initially saw: