Chinese Cows To Produce Human Milk
People why can’t we just drink and ingest cow’s milk like we have been for millenia? Between reading about “Mamma’s Milk Ice Cream” and breast milk cheese, I had just about sworn off of dairy products. Now, after reading about China’s HUMAN- breast-milk-producing, genetically-engineered cows, that’s it- I’m sticking to water and juice from now on!
The milk produced by the transgenic cows is identical to the human variety, with the same immune-boosting and antibacterial qualities as breast milk, scientists at China’s Agricultural University in Beijing said. The transgenic herd of 300 was bred by inserting human genes into cloned cow embryos which were then implanted into surrogate cows. The technology used was similar to that used to produce Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be cloned by scientists, in Scotland. The milk is still undergoing safety tests, but with government permission it will be sold to consumers as a more nutritious dairy drink than cow’s milk. Workers at the university’s dairy farm have already tasted the milk — and said it is sweeter and stronger than the bovine variety, according to Sky News . “It’s good,” said worker Jiang Yao. “It’s better for you because it’s genetically modified.” [MyFox NY]
“Genetically modified” and “better for you” in the same sentence? Please! What’s next, are these poor cows going to start wearing nursing bras?