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    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!



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    Re: Cows producing human milk

    Science can be such a freakshow sometimes.



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    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.



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    Re: Cows producing human milk

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    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.



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    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



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    Re: Cows producing human milk

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



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    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.



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    Re: Cows producing human milk

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





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    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...



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    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.



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    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.


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    Re: Cows producing human milk

    I'd try it



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    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.



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