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photolady
02-22-2008, 07:04 PM
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/146761/human_foreskins_are_big_business_for.html

In the business of vanity almost anything goes. Creams, lotions, and cosmetics are reported to be made out many things that most people would be repulsed by. Fish scales in lipsticks, cow placenta in anti-aging products, crushed female cochineal insects in shampoo, and human foreskin in face cream.....

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2005/sep/13/medicineandhealth.china

A Chinese cosmetics company is using skin harvested from the corpses of executed convicts to develop beauty products for sale in Europe, an investigation by the Guardian has discovered.

http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article275951.ece
A Norwegian biotech company said Thursday that it sees a booming business in providing cod sperm for use in cosmetics and chocolate.Maritex, among the world's largest producers of cod liver oil, said it aimed to produce seven tons of processed cod sperm in 2002 for the international makeup market after pilot output in 2001.

For more facts on strange ingredients, read this March-April issue of Mother Jones magazine, page 83 or 85, I think.

Knitting_Guy
02-22-2008, 07:15 PM
Ya want strange ingredients? I have one word for ya.

Spam.

:rofl:

Jan in CA
02-22-2008, 08:02 PM
:ick:

Plantgoddess+
02-22-2008, 08:42 PM
:shock: :thud: Makes me glad I never was into wearing makeup.

ArtLady1981
02-22-2008, 08:44 PM
Euuuuw!

http://bestsmileys.com/puking/1.gif

gingerbread
02-23-2008, 11:40 AM
:ick:

photolady
02-23-2008, 12:42 PM
Ya want strange ingredients? I have one word for ya.

Spam.

:rofl:
That reminds me of pork products:
http://www.koegelmeats.com/products/db.cgi?head+cheese
Head Cheese
"A coarsely ground blend of beef and pork snouts held together by gelatin. This product is an old fashioned lunchmeat. Eat it cold or try it on a slice of bread, heated in the microwave for about ten seconds. "

Ingredients: "Pork Snouts, Beef, Water, Salt, Sugar, Gelatin, Spices, Dehydrated Onions, Garlic Powder, Sodium Nitrite "

I guess when you're hungry enough, pork snouts held tog. by gelatin tastes good. Hmmm..maybe on a whole wheat roll, with mustard.

fibrenut
02-23-2008, 12:44 PM
Rocky Mountain Oysters...........YUMMMMMMMMMM:clink: :whistle:

photolady
02-23-2008, 12:45 PM
Euuuuw!

http://bestsmileys.com/puking/1.gif
:balloons:

I have a really surprising list of ingredients, taken from the article in MOther Jones mag.

Aren't you glad you aren't rich enough to afford these products?
What lengths people are going to, to reduce the signs of aging. Getting older just IS!! EVERYONE gets older, until they die.

photolady
02-23-2008, 12:47 PM
:shock: :thud: Makes me glad I never was into wearing makeup.

That's what I say.

photolady
02-23-2008, 12:58 PM
Collagen Mask;
has placentas harvested in maternity wards, which they claim
provides intensive skin rejunenation.
From their site:
What would happen if we were able to support our skin condition with the skin's own substances from outside?
Placenta consists of various substances. The placental substances get into the...

http://www.ecplaza.net/tradeleads/se..._placenta.html

Restorative Skin Cream,
has cultured skin cells from aborted human fetuses, they claim
these heal wounds without scarring" Those silly Swiss researchers!!

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/18/science/18burn.html
...derived from the skin cells of aborted fetuses, ...

Cream,
has bovine postnatal secretion, which, they claim, acts as a
super night repair and cell regenerator.

Wow! What do you think of that?

What, I'd like to know, is bovine postnatal secretion?

photolady
02-23-2008, 01:00 PM
Rocky Mountain Oysters...........YUMMMMMMMMMM:clink: :whistle:

I went to a State Fair in the midwest, and they were selling something called CALF FRIES.

YECK!

I found out those were calf testicles. How gross is that?

fibrenut
02-23-2008, 01:03 PM
Yeah, I know, what they are, are kinda like gross. But dang, they are sooooooo good:drool: !!!!!:thumbsup:

photolady
02-23-2008, 01:07 PM
Yeah, I know, what they are, are kinda like gross. But dang, they are sooooooo good:drool: !!!!!:thumbsup:

Get outta here. You never ate any.

I suppose you'll say that they taste just like chicken!

fibrenut
02-23-2008, 01:12 PM
O hun,
I live in Colorado, the FFA have a fundraising event every year where Rocky Mountain Oysters or Bull Fries are the main course. The funny thing is is that they always sell out the tickets for those events. LOL!! Almost every other restuarant has em on the menu and you can get em in the grocery store.
We have em at the Moose once a month. When they are done to perfection, they are nice n crunchy, not chewy at all. A very mild taste and nope don't taste like no chicken. Ya dip em in cocktail sauce like shrimp.:clink:

nonny2t
02-23-2008, 01:20 PM
I live in a condo and my next door neighbor, a lovely black lady, cooks chitlins'. This has to be the worst smell next to a rotting dead person, I swear. It is gagging. Several years ago, I had one dear elderly black lady tell me that in her day they cooked them in big pots outside because the smell is so bad. It seeps into our house because our kitchens back up to each other and gets on the second floor for some reason through the hall bath. I have my Oust at the ready and soak the house pretty much! :rofl: :rofl: I have never tasted them, but they could be the most delicious food in the world and after experiencing the cooking smell part, ain't no way I would put them in my mouth! :teehee:

nonny2t
02-23-2008, 01:24 PM
O hun,
When they are done to perfection, they are nice n crunchy, not chewy at all.

You made every man at this site wince! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Debkcs
02-23-2008, 01:56 PM
Caveat emptor! True then, true today.

And about the Rocky Mountain Oysters, they do those a lot in Wyoming also. Grosssssssssss!

My son never had to worry about any organ meat, because his Dad and I won't eat any of it. My parents forced liver on us once a week, and my mother was not a cook.

nonny2t
02-23-2008, 02:16 PM
Caveat emptor! True then, true today.

And about the Rocky Mountain Oysters, they do those a lot in Wyoming also. Grosssssssssss!

My son never had to worry about any organ meat, because his Dad and I won't eat any of it. My parents forced liver on us once a week, and my mother was not a cook.


It is bad enough to have to eat organ meats without the chef not knowing how to prepare it. My mom liked to cook tongue...UGH!

photolady
02-23-2008, 07:19 PM
When they are done to perfection, they are nice n crunchy, not chewy at all. A very mild taste


That is JUST GROSS! ;)

photolady
02-23-2008, 07:21 PM
It is bad enough to have to eat organ meats without the chef not knowing how to prepare it. My mom liked to cook tongue...UGH!

:rofl:
I saw a raw tongue in the meat dept of a grocery store, and it was so awful looking, I couldn't believe someone would LIE to themselves enough to eat that thing.

photolady
02-23-2008, 07:23 PM
I live in a condo and my next door neighbor, a lovely black lady, cooks chitlins'. This has to be the worst smell next to a rotting dead person, I swear.


:) :) :) How many dead people have you SMELLED??

ha ha ha!


Oh, Lord, one time I was on the beach, and downwind from a rotting sea turtle. GAG!!!

Now, pork chitlins, I can eat. I also like to eat fried pork rinds.
Crunchy and no carbs.

photolady
02-23-2008, 07:27 PM
My parents forced liver on us once a week, and my mother was not a cook.

My mother tried to sneak some liver on my brother and I, when we were kids. She called it "cottage steak", I'll never forget that.

We sat there, staring at it, suspicious of mother dearest, and we poked it with our forks. OH, and she served brussels sprouts with the liver!
Well, somehow, my brother found out, and he started screaming and jumping up and down.

Mom ended up giving the cottage steak to the cat.

photolady
02-23-2008, 07:28 PM
What is bovine postnatal secretion

Is that milk, or nose juice, or what?
:roflhard:

photolady
02-23-2008, 07:29 PM
Life is hell you have to laugh at something!!:-P

Pat in Ca
02-23-2008, 11:22 PM
I was shocked to read about the "harvesting" of babies for cosmetic purposes......It is truly a slippery slope that I could not imagine happening when this whole stem cell thing started.....makes me think about whether it is ethical to produce a baby , then kill it to improve someone else's APPEARANCE or for the promise of youth..
a quick google of stem cells beauty or cosmetic treatments brings up many stories.. a few of them I copied and attached to this post..

The last paragraph I found chilling...





Mail names clinics at the forefront of this disturbing new beauty craze and reveals what really goes on.

Destination: Barbados:

The Institute for Regenerative Medicine

The Treatment: Anti-ageing stem-cell injections made from aborted foetal tissue, 15,000 The past 12 months have seen this popular holiday resort become the stem-cell capital of the developed world, treating hundreds of patients in a year.

The upmarket clinic opened last year in one of the island's most luxurious hotels - Villa Nova - after Ukrainian stem-cell researchers, who have been secretly pioneering stem-cell studies with aborted human foetuses for 20 years, teamed up with U.S. investors backed by the Caribbean tourist industry.

The aim was to attract wealthy British and American stem-cell tourists for treatment, avoiding the strict ethical barriers to such treatment enforced in Europe and America. The clinic is so busy it has a waiting list of more than 1,000 patients for cosmetic treatments and has treated dozens of British women. The promise: The clinic claims that the foetal tissue derived from elective abortions at six to 12 weeks is rich in regenerative stem cells. 'We inject the cells taken from the liver tissue of human foetuses directly into the vein in the back of your hand,' explains the well-spoken English consultant Jenny, who gives telephone consultations to potential patients.

'The results are incredible. You'll feel and look different after a month because these cells help the body to regenerate itself. The effects last for approximately a year before it needs to be "topped up'' '.

Despite criticism from Church leaders and religious groups on the Island, Barnett Suskind, chief executive of IRM, is unapologetic about the treatment he carries out. 'It is the most natural form of healing there is - in ten years, everyone will be doing this,' he says. 'You think better, sleep better, and look better. Your quality of life improves and your libido certainly improves.' The reality: 'The science behind the treatments on offer at IRM is based on the theory that stem cells from aborted foetuses may search out damaged and dead cells in the body and work to repair and replace them,' says Dr Stephen Minger, director of stem cell biology at King's College, London.

'But what this clinic is doing raises serious issues. For a start, it is not regulated by any medical board and there is no documented evidence or controlled clinical trials to back up their claims. More worryingly, there is no proof that the tissue is obtained from truly elective abortions rather than financially induced ones.

'Research shows that they openly import foetuses from poverty-stricken provinces in Ukraine and Russia, preying on the financially desperate to treat vain Western women.'

Destination: Moscow: The Cellulite Clinic.

The treatment: Anti-ageing injections of stem cells from aborted foetuses into thighs, buttocks and stomach -

10,000 to 15,000 for a course of six.

More than 50 clinics, including this one, have sprung up in Russia's capital over the past three years to meet the demand from wealthy Russians and Westerners alike who flock to the global capital of cosmetic stem-cell therapy, where clinics use loopholes in the law to administer injections.

Nearby Ukraine is home to Emcell, the world's largest clinic that has openly experimented in stem-cell therapy for the past 15 years and administers hundreds of anti-ageing therapies a year.

The promise: Treatments range from the injection of stem cells from animals such as cows and pigs to injecting cells taken from the umbilical cords or livers of aborted human foetuses. 'Foetal tissue has been shown to be highly rich in regenerative stem cells which, when injected into adults, helps the body fight the ageing process,' says Dr Elena Bochkaryova.

'I have had patients who leave my clinic after a course of injections looking and feeling ten years younger than when they came in.' The reality: RUSSIA and the Ukraine currently top the world abortion league, with more of the operations carried out here than anywhere else on earth. Evidence gathered by the Moscow police department has shown a growing black market in aborted foetuses, which are smuggled into Russia from the Ukraine and Georgia.

Here, poverty-stricken young women are paid 200 U.S. dollars to carry babies up to the optimum eight to 12-week period - thought to be best for harvesting stem cells. They are then sold on to cosmetic clinics.