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Chinese Cows That Produce Human Breast Milk

Ransom Riggs

Along with my post from a few weeks ago about Chinese ghost malls, file this under "weird stories from China." (Maybe I'll start calling them Strange Chinographies?) While the US is gradually adopting organic and non-GMO foods as its nutritional gold standard, Chinese agricultural scientists are genetically modifying cows to produce human breast milk -- or at least, something very like it. They're also modifying cows' DNA to make them "more nutritious," all of which seems to be edging toward the concept of lab-grown meat, something that icks me out to no end.

They claim that the bovine-human breast milk is sweeter than cows' milk and will help boost the immune system. Not if I refuse to put it in my mouth!