genetically modified cows…

produce human milk:

“‘It’s good,’ said worker Jiang Yao. ‘It’s better for you because it’s genetically modified.'”

heh. make sure to read that with a really bad jackie chan sort-of accent. you know, like this: “it good! it bettah foh you because it genetically mohdified!” it’s waaay funnier then. (~_^)

on a more serious note:

“The director of the research project, Professor Li Ning, said Western concerns about the ethics of genetic modification are misplaced.

“‘There are 1.5 billion people in the world who don’t get enough to eat,’ he said. ‘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.'”

well, there you go.

update 06/10 – huh. the argentines are at it, too: Argentine lab clones cow to produce human-like milk

another update 06/10 – ok! so i found the research article connected to this … uh … research, and what these chinese scientists have done is to get the cows to produce milk with more lysozyme in it. ah ha! so, it IS betteh foh you! (as long as you don’t grow a second head.) see here:

Characterization of Bioactive Recombinant Human Lysozyme Expressed in Milk of Cloned Transgenic Cattle

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