Int'l Herald Tribune
New Zealand scientists breed cows that produce low-fat milk
The Associated PressPublished: May 28, 2007
WELLINGTON, New Zealand: New Zealand scientists are breeding a herd of cows that produce lower-fat milk after the chance discovery of a natural gene mutation in one animal.
Milk from the cows is also high in health-boosting omega-3 fatty acids and makes butter that spreads as easily as margarine even when chilled, biotechnology company Vialactia said Monday.
Scientists discovered a cow, later named Marge by researchers, carrying the mutant gene in a dairy herd they were testing in 2001, Vialactia chief scientist Russell Snell said.
The company expects the first commercial herd of cows supplying natural low-fat milk and spreadable butter for the market by 2011.
Bah. Wake me up when they discover the good stuff.
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