Drink up, bitches.
While there’s obvious and numerous health benefits to drinking cow milk, there’s also a number of drawbacks. Each mammal produces milk for her infant that’s specific to that animal, and while cow milk is similar enough, we would get a lot more benefit from drinking people milk. If it weren’t so creepy to breastfeed off your mom til you’re 30. The good news though is that through the magic of science, cows have been bred that produce a kind of milk that’s remarkably similar to human milk.
He said: “The milk tastes stronger than normal milk. “We aim to commercialize some research in this area in coming three years. For the “human-like milk”, 10 years or maybe more time will be required to finally pour this enhanced milk into the consumer’s cup.”
China is now leading the way in research on genetically modified food and the rules on the technology are more relaxed than those in place in Europe. The researchers used cloning technology to introduce human genes into the DNA of Holstein dairy cows before the genetically modified embryos were implanted into surrogate cows. Writing in the scientific peer-reviewed journal Public Library of Science One, the researchers said they were able to create cows that produced milk containing a human protein called lysozyme, Lysozyme is an antimicrobial protein naturally found in large quantities in human breast milk. It helps to protect infants from bacterial infections during their early days of life. They created cows that produce another protein from human milk called lactoferrin, which helps to boost the numbers of immune cells in babies. A third human milk protein called alpha-lactalbumin was also produced by the cows.