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(Time)   Nestlé will begin testing health foods on human brain cells. Because, what could go wrong?   (business.time.com) divider line 20
    More: Scary, brain cells, health foods, liver cells, Dannon, fatty acids, smoothies  
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2014-01-08 04:40:53 PM  
I hear that LSD snaps your chromosomes in half. CRACK.
 
2014-01-08 04:42:24 PM  
My proposal is to grow a functioning human brain, independent of a body, and replace all of its necessary fluids with yummy Nestlé Strawberry Quik™. My theory is that this lab-created sentient entity will grow to resent me and its captivity, spend all of its available consciousness wishing for death, and be strawberrily delicious.
 
2014-01-08 04:51:56 PM  
The food products giant will obtain the cells from a biotech firm to examine how nutritionally enhanced drinks, smoothies and other products can have medical benefits.

Well fine, but where the heck is NESTLE going to obtain health food?

/what'shealthfoodanyway
/N.E.S.T.L.E.S. Nestle's makes the very best
/advertising campaigns telling 3rd world women to stop breast feeding
 
2014-01-08 04:54:29 PM  
Between this and their ruthless bottled water shenanigans, Nestlé is secretly becoming a front company for the next James Bond villian.
 
2014-01-08 04:57:09 PM  
I don't care what kind of condiment you put on it, nothing makes it taste better.

/BRAAAAAAAIIIINS
 
2014-01-08 05:06:33 PM  
What's next, a press release claiming wheatgrass juice kills brain cells?

(when poured directly on them in sufficient quantities)
 
2014-01-08 05:22:26 PM  
Brought to you by a company that thinks water should be a publicly traded commodity
 
2014-01-08 06:06:18 PM  
I think that is what they are trying to find out, Subby.
 
2014-01-08 06:06:44 PM  

rjakobi: Between this and their ruthless bottled water shenanigans, Nestlé is secretly becoming a front company for the next James Bond villian.


As the alternative of testing on living, feeling animals is SOOO much better.

Really, it's time stupid hippy-dippy types stop being so stupid and hippy-dippy, unless you want untested food products sold on the market (and look into the history of US capitalism to see why that's a recipe for FAIL).
 
2014-01-08 06:07:33 PM  

zjoik: Brought to you by a company that thinks water should be a publicly traded commodity


I'm fine with talking smack about Nestle for this sort of shenanigans, though :)
 
2014-01-08 06:15:33 PM  
FTFA: "Nestlé's deal to obtain the stem-cell-like cells made from mature human cells from Cellular Dynamics International Inc. will be officially announced this week, according to the WSJ. "

i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-08 06:16:15 PM  
Hippy.
 
2014-01-08 06:34:36 PM  
Not sure why this is scary. Perhaps for people that don't know that Nestle makes medical foods for people that cannot eat. Such as those with gastroparesis, Crohn's patients, etc. This is just Nestle trying to view the efficacy of their products. Perhaps so they can enhance them.

I could be wrong.
 
2014-01-08 06:35:30 PM  
A 50 foot Quaker Oats Man made of rolled oats and Maple sugar.
 
2014-01-08 06:36:05 PM  
"Why is this research so expensive?"
"Do you know how many humans it takes to get a gram of functioning brain cells?"
 
2014-01-08 06:36:18 PM  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nestl%C3%A9_boycott

/oblig
//Pretty sure I accidentally cancelled my previous post
 
2014-01-08 08:45:35 PM  

unlikely: I hear that LSD snaps your chromosomes in half. CRACK.


Actually, there have been LSD tests before.
 
2014-01-08 09:02:42 PM  
Instead of growing cells to test on, wouldn't it be cheaper to harvest poor people? I mean, corporations could totally get away with that.

or just sell the things you are experimenting with and see how many people die. Probably make enough money to afford the lawsuit.
 
2014-01-08 09:53:01 PM  
Instead of investing all this time and money into researching something which will just confirm what you already think, just print labels on these products that say "This stuff has very little nutritional value but tastes good.  Enjoy at your own peril."
 
2014-01-09 12:34:30 AM  

CygnusDarius: unlikely: I hear that LSD snaps your chromosomes in half. CRACK.

Actually, there have been LSD tests before.


Well crap, now I want some of that. That didn't look bad at all.

/think I'm too old to mess with that stuff now
 
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