A team at China’s Agricultural University has managed to get human breast milk from cows. Yep.
Through genetic modification, researchers inserted “human genes into cloned cow embryos which were then implanted into surrogate cows."
The result is a more nutrient-rich glass of the white stuff – levels of protein, vitamins and minerals that the human body can absorb better than cow’s milk.
The verdict from taste-testers: it’s “sweeter and stronger” than cow’s milk (you might even be able to compare it to cantaloupe juice).
I'm going to assume you're not really asking whether this is paleo. It's from GMO cows, afterall. The real question is whether this is a better alternative than formula for those who cannot breastfeed.
When an organism is genetically modified, they have to test the animal to make sure that the gene "took." To do this they use a genetic marker for antibiotic resistance. If the organism is resistant to the antibiotic, they know that the gene transfer was a success.
So, when you ingest GMO food, you are ingesting antibiotic resistance. What happens if there is a mutation in the GMO organism? It could be a resistance to a new or important antibiotic.
This aspect of GM food is not at all regulated by the government (USA, not sure about the rest of the world), so every GM animal or plant has the potential to cause common yet serious infection to be untreatable. Then what happens when this gene escapes into the wild as they have done and are bound to do? The wild food supply carries this gene and increases the risk of mutation even more and the wild food supply may be lost to human consumption forever.
So the answer to your question is that any food that has the ability to create a super virulent disease that we can't even treat is as far from paleo as possible.
I didn't even address the concern about the "desired" genes and what problems those can cause when the escape into the wild.
I wonder how human milk can be made from cows. Unless a human baby is suckling on an udder, how could they possibly receive mothers antibodies & immunoglobulins etc??? And of course, let's not mention the fact that we still don't even know what's in breastmilk yet, so how to know if GMO milk is like breastmilk?
For me, as a breastfeeding mother - who had problems breastfeeding my daughter and ended up formula feeding, there is just no way that this in any way, shape or form is good for human babies.
As much as I dislike cows milk formula, I do still think that it may be better than the unkowns of GMO "milk". My reasoning is that another mammals natural milk is in preference to a GMO milk that has too many unknowns.
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