Would You Drink Milk from Genetically Modified Cows?Jun
6/19/2012 10:02 AM
In what’s being described as a “breakthrough,” scientists have genetically altered cows to produce “healthier” milk. In two separate Frankencow experiments, one animal was altered to produce low-lactose milk, and another to produce high levels of omega-3 fatty acids in its milk.
Critics of genetically modified foods continue to question the safety of consuming milk from altered animals, not to mention the animal welfare issues involved. In a story published in The Telegraph, Wendy Higgins, from the Humane Society International said, "The history of GM research tells us that the unseen cost will be animals born with unexpected and lethal deformities such as tumors, brain defects, deformed limbs and arthritis."
In the same story, Dr Helen Wallace, director of Genewatch, added: "There is a question of food safety with GM livestock. “
As sciences presses on, creating more GM foods, Lifeway Kefir sticks with all-natural ingredients, including our Farmer Pledged milk. Lifeway Kefir is made only with milk that comes from grass-fed cows that have not been treated with any artificial hormones. No rBGH. No rBST. And no antibiotics, either. Even the grass the cows eat is all-natural, treated with citrus oil rather than pesticides.
PS We’d also rather get our Omega-3 from walnuts, salmon and some flax seeds in our smoothies. Sorry GM cows!