Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 172,534, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsCreated Album picturesVeteran
    CtownCyclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    8,990
    Points
    172,534
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 301
    Given: 231

    Cows producing human milk

    China Genetically Modifying Cows To Produce Human Breast Milk

    Any takers to sample this stuff? What will they think of next!



  2. #2
    Legend
    Points: 390,733, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    bos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    24,139
    Points
    390,733
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 886
    Given: 728

    Re: Cows producing human milk

    Science can be such a freakshow sometimes.



  3. #3
    Pro
    Points: 41,013, Level: 62
    Level completed: 51%, Points required for next Level: 637
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Social25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    CyLoboClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Albuquerque
    Posts
    2,492
    Points
    41,013
    Level
    62
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 16
    Given: 12

    Re: Cows producing human milk

    babies don't have developed digestive tracts to handle cow's milk, so this would be better if it was safe, but it is a freak show and I wouldn't let my kid drink it.



  4. #4
    Addict
    Points: 172,534, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsCreated Album picturesVeteran
    CtownCyclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    8,990
    Points
    172,534
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 301
    Given: 231

    Re: Cows producing human milk

    Quote Originally Posted by The Article
    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."
    What benefit is it to us to be drinking "human" milk rather than bovine milk? It sounds like they're trying to market it to normal adults. Not sure I'd be first in line for it.



  5. #5
    Rookie
    Points: 14,163, Level: 36
    Level completed: 15%, Points required for next Level: 687
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    596
    Points
    14,163
    Level
    36
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 21
    Given: 5

    Re: Cows producing human milk

    Quote Originally Posted by CtownCyclone View Post
    China Genetically Modifying Cows To Produce Human Breast Milk

    Any takers to sample this stuff? What will they think of next!
    not alot of confidence in any products coming out of China right now



  6. #6
    Pro
    Points: 88,231, Level: 92
    Level completed: 42%, Points required for next Level: 1,119
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    VTXCyRyD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    3,445
    Points
    88,231
    Level
    92
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 250
    Given: 125

    Re: Cows producing human milk

    Will the cows still have udders, or will they have human boobs?



  7. #7
    All-Star
    Points: 28,634, Level: 51
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 16
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    1,957
    Points
    28,634
    Level
    51
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Cows producing human milk

    Quote Originally Posted by CtownCyclone View Post
    What benefit is it to us to be drinking "human" milk rather than bovine milk? It sounds like they're trying to market it to normal adults. Not sure I'd be first in line for it.
    To adults? Probably not much. Human milk has more essential fats, and certain vitamins and minerals than cows milk. Cows milk has more protein, along with sodium and potassium, while having less lactose and fat.



  8. #8
    All-Star
    Points: 50,654, Level: 69
    Level completed: 65%, Points required for next Level: 496
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    baller21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    1,464
    Points
    50,654
    Level
    69
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 119
    Given: 27

    Re: Cows producing human milk

    Quote Originally Posted by VTXCyRyD View Post
    Will the cows still have udders, or will they have human boobs?





  9. #9
    Pro
    Points: 38,228, Level: 60
    Level completed: 32%, Points required for next Level: 822
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    Me State's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Altoona
    Posts
    2,023
    Points
    38,228
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 244
    Given: 0

    Re: Cows producing human milk

    Quote Originally Posted by VTXCyRyD View Post
    Will the cows still have udders, or will they have human boobs?
    As if lonely farm boys weren't already tempted enough...



  10. #10
    Pro
    Points: 47,785, Level: 67
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 565
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    2,308
    Points
    47,785
    Level
    67
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 261
    Given: 98

    Re: Cows producing human milk

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldfinger View Post
    not alot of confidence in any products coming out of China right now
    Well then you should probably just throw away nearly everything you own.



  11. #11
    square root(31) = 5.56776436
    Points: 512,738, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 75.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Angie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    IA
    Posts
    18,086
    Points
    512,738
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,031
    Given: 4,408

    Re: Cows producing human milk

    Quote Originally Posted by CtownCyclone View Post
    What benefit is it to us to be drinking "human" milk rather than bovine milk? It sounds like they're trying to market it to normal adults. Not sure I'd be first in line for it.
    I am guessing this is for babies primarily. As was mentioned previously, breast milk is digestible by babies' stomachs, while bovine milk is not. Even though (most) babies can technically handle bovine milk before a year, they need to stay on breast milk or formula until a year at least because it is higher in the fats that promote brain development.

    I am a huge, huge promoter of breastfeeding, as it is truly is best... But part of that is bonding. There is no bonding here. I guess this is better than formula, but it is kind of insane.


    M 7/09

  12. #12
    Speechless
    Points: 276,267, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 18.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    isuno1fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Clive, Iowa
    Posts
    17,779
    Points
    276,267
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 229
    Given: 107

    Re: Cows producing human milk

    I'd try it



  13. #13
    Pro
    Points: 103,317, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Boxerdaddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Beaverdale, IA
    Posts
    2,943
    Points
    103,317
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 50
    Given: 132

    Re: Cows producing human milk

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    I am guessing this is for babies primarily. As was mentioned previously, breast milk is digestible by babies' stomachs, while bovine milk is not. Even though (most) babies can technically handle bovine milk before a year, they need to stay on breast milk or formula until a year at least because it is higher in the fats that promote brain development.

    I am a huge, huge promoter of breastfeeding, as it is truly is best... But part of that is bonding. There is no bonding here. I guess this is better than formula, but it is kind of insane.

    Me too. Only my gf thinks it's weird and won't let me.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: ESPNews
  • Iowa State @ TCU
  • March 7, 2015
  • 07:30 PM