04 Apr '11, 10am

China Modifies Cows To Produce Human Breastmilk

China Modifies Cows To Produce Human Breastmilk

Genetic modification of food just took a turn for the downright weird. Chinese scientists have announced that they have altered cows to produce milk more similar to human breastmilk. They claim to have introduced human genes in to a herd of 300 cows that will cause the cows' milk to have much more "human" milk-like properties. They hope the research, which the scientists claim is backed by a "major biotechnology company", would lead to mass-produced "breastmilk" that could even be sold in supermarkets to replace "formula" as an alternative to actual breastmilk. The milk from the modified cows was found to contain several proteins specific to human milk as well as having a higher milk fat content more akin to that of breastmilk. More fuel on the fire The debate over how women and families choose to feed their babies is fractious, with those on the pro-breastfeeding side poi...

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