Let me say up front that genetically modified foods of any kind aren’t a good idea. But this story goes beyond a mere eyebrow raising.
Scientists in China have successfully created a herd of transgenic cows – read genetically modified – that are now able to produce human breast milk. Human breast milk genes were inserted into cloned cow embryos, which were then implanted into surrogate cows.
The scientists involved in the study apparently aren’t concerned about any potential risks to humans from this macabre science experiment. The milk is currently undergoing safety tests but with government permission it will be sold to consumers as a more nutritious dairy drink than cow’s milk. I wonder if it will have an special labeling to warn consumers where the milk came from?