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Argentine lab clones cow to produce human-like breast milk

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) – An Argentine laboratory announced that it had created the world’s first transgenic cow, using human genes that will allow the animal to produce the equivalent of mothers’ milk. “The cloned cow, named Rosita ISA, is the first bovine born in the world that incorporates human genes…

Activists milk a cow in front of U.S. Capitol

It’s not unusual to spot metaphorical cash cows around Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., but real-life dairy cows aren’t so commonplace in Congress. On Monday, however, an adult cow was on hand to provide fresh milk and a spectacle, as part of a rally in favor of legalizing the interstate…

Breast-feeding linked to better behavior

LONDON — Babies who are breast-fed for several months develop fewer behavioural problems in early childhood than those who are bottle-fed, researchers have said. The British study which involved around 10,000 mothers and their babies found that breastfeeding for at least four months lowered the risk of behavioural problems in…

Pork that ‘glows,’ beans with cancer chems among China’s latest poison foods

BEIJING (AFP) – A wave of tainted-food scares has renewed fears in China over continued product-safety problems despite a government promise to clean up the food industry following a deadly 2008 milk scandal. Tainted pork, toxic milk, dyed buns and other dodgy foods have surfaced in recent weeks, sickening consumers…

Tainted pork is latest food scandal to hit China

SHANGHAI – China has been hit by a fresh food scandal after the country’s largest meat processor was forced to apologise when an illegal additive was reportedly found in some of its pork products. Henan Shuanghui Investment and Development Co said it had halted operations at one of its subsidiaries…

UK to investigate claim that milk from cloned cow sold to public

British food safety officials are to investigate a claim that milk from the offspring of a cloned cow was on sale for public consumption. The disclosure has provoked concern among some farming campaigners, and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is set to investigate a report in Friday’s International Herald Tribune…

Defending “Milk”

Wow, I love Matt, but sometimes he comes up with thoughts that are mind-bogglingly off-base. This is one: My least-favorite of the three was Milk, actually showing in theaters. This had been highly touted to me, and it’s actually quite good. Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, and James Franco are all…

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