Genetically Modified Cows Can Produce ‘Human’ Milk

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“Scientists have created genetically modified cattle that produce “human” milk in a bid to make cows’ milk more nutritious.”The Telegraph

Anyone else think this is beyond repulsive? It’s one thing when companies like Monsanto genetically modify our crops on a regular basis. I hate it and I hope that before it’s too late our government stands up to these corporate entities and stops them from destroying our food supply for good. (Tell Obama to stand up for you and not GMO food companies) I also hate it when supposed “environmental” organizations like The Nature Conservancy take millions from Monsanto while seemingly ignoring the damage that is being done to our environment by them. But genetically modifying an animal to produce human breast milk for our consumption?

No way. This has to stop.

We seem to be hell-bent on destroying not only our planet but also ourselves. And it’s all in the name of higher profits. Don’t any of these people realize that without a healthy planet to live on all those massive profits won’t be of much use?

“The researchers used cloning technology to introduce human genes into the DNA of Holstein dairy cows before the genetically modified embryos were implanted into surrogate cows.”

Absolutely disgusting. So not only now do we have to watch out for GMO foods in our grocery store (Download this Non-GMO Foods Shopping Guide to help with this) and favorite restaurants, but now we may end up drinking human breast milk made by genetically modified cows.

Seriously, what in the hell are we doing to ourselves? Stay educated, stay aware, and do your part to speak out against genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) and the corporate buy-out of environmental orgs. It’s the right thing to do.

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  1. A vegan lifestyle is the only way to save this planet now. Exploiting animals and plants is NOT something we should ever have allowed to happen and it will continue unless our values change.

  2. Wtf?????It just keeps getting worse and worse. Seriously, what will be left on this planet for human consumption? I have given up so many things in my diet because of GMO’s. The list of banned food from my diet keeps getting longer and longer and I feel my vegetables that I love are being threatened to one day become GM. I just think by the time people wake up about this it will be too late. Until, I did my research I honestly didn’t know GMO’s were so prevalent. I was in a fog because the idea and concept seemed like it was something coming down the pike- in the future. I didn’t realize this all started 20 years ago or so! All those years! What a betrayal! I strongly believe in labeling GMO’s. If this was done years ago maybe just maybe I could have made a choice about what I was ingesting. I used to eat a lot of corn for example. I was sick to find out that 90 percent of corn is GM. This is just NOT right. Who is going to help us?

  3. Cons: Allergic Reactions
    GMO foods can present significant allergy risks to people, according to Brown University. Genetic modification often mixes or adds proteins that weren’t indigenous to the original plant or animal, causing new allergic reactions in the human body. In some cases, proteins from an organism that you’re allergic to may be added to an organism that you weren’t originally allergic to, prompting the same allergic reaction experienced from the first organism.

    Pros: Insect Resistance
    Some GMO foods have been modified to make them more resistant to insect pests. The University of California in San Diego reports that a toxic bacterium can be added to crops to make them insect repellent, yet safe for human use. This can reduce the amount of pesticide chemicals used on the plants, thus potentially reducing exposure to pesticides.

    Cons: Decreased Antibiotic Efficacy
    Some GMO foods have had antibiotic features built into them to make them immune or resistant to diseases or viruses, according to Iowa State University. When you eat them, these antibiotic markers persist in your body and can make actual antibiotic medications less effective. The university warns that such ingestion of GMO foods and regular exposure to antibiotics may be contributing to the decreased effectiveness of antibiotic drugs that is being noticed in hospitals around the world.

    Pros: Environmental Protection
    Oklahoma State University reports that the increase of GMO crops and animals often requires less chemicals, time and tools, and may help to reduce environmental pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and soil erosion. This can improve the general beauty and health of the environment surrounding farms and contribute to the sustaining of better air and water quality, which can indirectly benefit your personal well-being.

    Cons: Gene Transfer
    A constant risk of GMO foods is that the modified genes of the organisms may escape into the wild. Brown University warns that herbicide-resistant genes from commercial crops may cross into the wild weed population, thus creating “superweeds” that are impossible to kill with herbicides. A related risk is that the escape of genetically enhanced animals and vegetation can create new super-organisms that can out-compete natural animal and plant populations to drive certain species into extinction.

    Pros: More Nutritious Foods
    The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations reports that some GMO foods have been engineered to be more nutritious in terms of mineral or vitamin content. Not only does this help you get the nutrients you need, it can also play a significant role in battling malnutrition in the developing world. The United Nations advises that vitamin A-enhanced rice is helping to reduce global vitamin A deficiencies.

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