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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tomorrow belongs to…

middle earth the middle kingdom?

via the asian of reason (you’ve prolly seen this already):

i can’t help thinking, though, that stephen spruiell has got a good point. are the chinese really in that good of a position in all this mess?:

“Allow me to offer a third view: Neither the Chinese government nor our own is committed to the right policies, and both are headed for the dustbin if those policies don’t change. Overspending and economic micromanagement are fatal — that’s the fundamental truth that the ad gets right. China is an economy built on an unsustainable addiction to government-supported exports sitting atop a powder keg of bubblicious dollar-denominated assets. America is a crazed debtor nation behind on its McMansion payments. The whole thing is a co-dependent mess.

i mean, to whom are the chinese going to sell all that plastic sh*t that they produce if (when) the west goes under? india? the middle east? themselves? or are they ready to move beyond making ikea|walmart|target junk?

i really enjoyed some of the asian of reason’s comments. i <3 honesty and frankness!:

“Yellow peril is not a racist idea, rather, it is an acknowledgement of the very real possibility that yellow people are in fact, or possess the capability to be, superior, both in mind, character, and achievement. Yellow people, especially Chinese, in the United States should not shriek in protest at this ad, but should take in stride, and recognize their future position as rulers of the world. Be proud, don’t be ashamed. The chilling laughter at the end of the video was the best part for me. I laugh with. HAHHAHAHAA. ^_^

“I wish the creators of the ad would have shown Americans working for Chinese people. That would have been a great piece of imagery. Too bad I just had to fantasize about it in the confines of my Asian sized brain. Yes, you guessed it, those images were in anime. :)

“Gordon Chang has an excellent analysis over at Forbes. I don’t know what he is talking about when he refers to ‘us’; he should consider himself Chinese first, American second.”

heh!

all i have to say though is – get the f*ck outta my country. other than that, i’m sure i’d love to hang with u dawg! besos. (^3^)

also more @infoproc.

p.s. – chinese people can be pretty d*mn funny!:

The Red Army Orchestra

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