Monday, May 28, 2007

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.

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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.

(c) Copyright 2000 Russell Sifers Candy Company

7 Comments:

At 9:03 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Couldn't take any more doom and gloom.

MMMMMMM, CHOCOLATE!!!!

 
At 9:03 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Couldn't take any more doom and gloom.

MMMMMMM, CHOCOLATE!!!!

 
At 9:03 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

burp

 
At 9:22 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Oh man...I'm so hungry I could eat a chocolate cow.

 
At 9:44 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Gaaa! My cable's been out all day. It's finally back.

Why can't they make a cow that produces non-caloric, non-fat everything? Is that too much to ask?

 
At 10:20 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

why can't all the good food be no calories/no fat and lousy food that is bad for you taste like tofu?

 
At 10:21 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

paddy

burp? That's no burp...THIS is a burp...bbbraaaaawp! Ahhhh!

 

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