GC–MS for George Clooney-flavoured tofu

March 13, 2009

The people for ethical treatment of animals (PETA) have got hold of a towel used by George Clooney and are talking about analysing the sample of the actor's sweat to created flavoured tofu.

The people for ethical treatment of animals (PETA) have got hold of a gym towel used by George Clooney and are talking about analysing the sample of the actor’s sweat to create Clooney-flavoured tofu.

The idea uses the possibility of unique human odour profiles that the DHS are currently looking into. The group claim that they intend to use gas chromatography and mass spectrometry to separate out the volatiles, evaluate the sample and then quantify the various odours in order to replicate and use them to flavour batches of what they are calling CloFu. The group are concerned that people expect tofu to taste bland, but hope that this could get the actors many fans interested in eating bean curd.

According to the group, Dr Harry Lawless of Cornell University reports that the use of a sample of human perspiration in this process is "no different than making artificial chicken flavour for instant gravy."