I had bought Great Lakes Gelatin thinking that it was made locally, Then I wondered where it is made because although it says Great Lakes it didn't say made in USA.
So I called and found out it was made in Brazil.
I called during the time the Olympics were going on in Brazil where they were showing pics of the bay full of sewage and describing that locally there is a complete lack of sanitation.
"Despite decades of official pledges to clean up the mess, the stench of raw sewage still greets travelers touching down at Rio's international airport. Prime beaches are deserted because the surf is thick with putrid sludge, and periodic die-offs leave the Olympic lake, Rodrigo de Freitas, littered with rotting fish."
"The tests so far show that Rio's waters "are chronically contaminated," he said. "The quantity of fecal matter entering the waterbodies in Brazil is extremely high. Unfortunately, we have levels comparable to some African nations, to India."
They told me that the gelatin is rendered by boiling the hide of the cattle.
I read more about this and found out that there is no clean water there because of the total lack of sewage treatment in Brazil.