Genetically modified cows produce ‘human’ milk

By Richard Gray
Telegraph UK

Sientists have successfully introduced human genes into 300 dairy cows to produce milk with the same properties as human breast milk. Human milk contains high quantities of key nutrients that can help to boost the immune system of babies and reduce the risk of infections.

The scientists behind the research believe milk from herds of genetically modified cows could provide an alternative to human breast milk and formula milk for babies, which is often criticised as being an inferior substitute.

They hope genetically modified dairy products from herds of similar cows could be sold in supermarkets. The research has the backing of a major biotechnology company.

The work is likely to inflame opposition to GM foods. Critics of the technology and animal welfare groups reacted angrily to the research, questioning the safety of milk from genetically modified animals and its effect on the cattle’s health.

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13 responses to “Genetically modified cows produce ‘human’ milk

  1. Thanks for the recipe!!! Love it

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    it greatly increase tissue regeneration

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  2. Why do we need it, indeed? It’s this kind of news that makes me even more committed to buying organic.

    • Organic milk has its problems, too, apparently (at least according to this article: Despite Horizon brand, dairy giant Dean Foods really doesn’t get organic

      Best choice if we’re going to drink animal milk is to drink it raw, imo.

      • Exactly.

        Unless you have the cow or goat yourself, or can pick it up from the farm(er) you actually can know for yourself, you are trusting people whose main business, is lying to you for mega-profit–THEIRS.

        This applies to organic and even, now, so-called ‘local-produce’ labels, it applies to everything nowadays, since corporations and corporate ‘ethics’ have assumed full control.

        They have only one intent: To go on deceiving you and getting rich(er)…

  3. Genetically modified animals and plants are not going to be harmful unless you deliberately put in a gene that is going to be poisonous. Why would anyone do that in a food?
    RIGHT? Why would they do that??? If they think it, they do it……..but it’s not usually said out loud for the masses to hear! Crazy shit, and hey, lets get the good o’le usa to try it since they’re the ginny pigs for GM foods!

  4. Another example of “we did it just because we can, not because it’s right”. I fear for this world. Also, note “human-LIKE” milk, which means that it is NOT human milk. We have always had that, and when a woman couldn’t produce enough milk, we had wet-nurses. Why the hell do we have to play Dr. Mengele with other species?????

  5. Jack Lalane (died this year at 96) said, If man makes it, don’t eat it’. Now there are chinks (sic) in the neocow [project. These fabricated ungula6tes will be munching faux alfalfa in the Pasteurs (sic) throughout the nation.
    Albert says, ‘If the Chinese made it, don’t touch it.’
    awl

  6. Oops. Too many typos. Sorry. My only excuse for my remiss is that I was ‘pisseth’ off with the article.
    awl

  7. itsonlyausername

    Typical of these so called super-nations. They want to lead the world in something and think its GM technology. I really do loathe them for their stupidity. Anyone of them is a prime candidate for a Darwin award.

    The one big reason for doing this stuff is the fear of falling behind the rest of the world in the technology of choice.
    Personally I wouldn’t want to be associated with something that causes mass genocide but hey what do I know?
    Er? What was it he said about putting something into the food that creates a poison?
    Oh right. Silly me.

  8. I am not sure I trust this product. Not much faith in the data, are they sure they used cow genes for the procedure. In the picture of the baby with horns someone messed up. Those are RAMS (CARINE)Horns not Bovine. Please double check the research.

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  10. Well… The idea is for mothers to go straight back to work after giving birth. No time for breastfeeding or attachment parenting. Who cares about parents and baby’s needs. Nope, you have to fit in the working world and be prouctive so you can make money and buy all these new fancy products. Industrails must have anticiapred a decrease in their benefit selling formula with campaigns supporting breastfeeding…

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