China's "Cows That Can Produce Human Breast Milk" Project PUMPING Right Along

June 9, 2011


"Here's to nipples...without 'em boobs would have no point."

Pumping, get it?! Me neither, I thought it had something to do with breasts. Give me a break, I don't even know how nipples work. So, remember China's plan to splice the human breast milk genome into cow embryos and produce cows that squirt human titty milk? Well the project is chugging (!!!!!11 just like I do chocolate milk!) right along, and the milk could be on shelves in three years. Aaaaaaaand found to cause cancer in five.

The milk is claimed to taste stronger and sweeter than cow milk, and to have better antibacterial and immune-boosting qualities. It could be marketed as a more nutritious alternative for consumers.

" There are 1.5 billion people in the world who don't get enough to eat," project director Prof. Li Ning was quoted as saying. "It's our duty to develop science and technology, not to hold it back. We need to feed people first, before we consider ideals and convictions."

Hey, I'm all for feeding people first, but what happened to plain 'ol rice and beans? I mean, just because we could splice DNA to develop a chicken that tastes like it lived its entire life in a pool of Polynesian sauce doesn't mean we should, right? "No, I'm pretty sure we actually should do that one." Yeah me too, get Li on the phone.

Hit the jump for a video news report.

Human breast milk produced by genetically modified cows [gizmag]
Transgenic Cows of the Day []

Thanks to Carrie, who actually thought chocolate milk came from brown cows. HA! WHAT ARE YOU, SOME KIND OF -- wait it doesn't?!

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