Chinese scientists have produced a herd of genetically modified cows that make milk that could substitute for human breast milk.
Chinese researchers have successfully introduced human genetic material into Holstein embryos and then implanted the embryos into bovine surrogate mothers.
“The genetically modified cow milk is 80 percent the same as human breast milk,” said Li Ning, a professor and the project’s director as well as lead researcher.
“Our modified cow milk contains several major properties of human milk, in particular proteins and antibodies which we believe are good for our health and able to improve our immune system.”
There are now over 300 genetically modified cattle on a farm in suburban Beijing with more new calves being delivered each week.
Greenpeace has noted that China has been investing heavily in GMO research but is concerned about lack of supervision and inspection.
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