Cows Produce Low-Fat Milk

@Idlewild (6094)
United States
May 28, 2007 6:25pm CST
From the Associated Press.. "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." What's more, milk from these cows is also high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids... and it even makes butter that spreads as easily as margarine even when chilled, a biotechnology company says. Now if they can ever breed a cow that gives chocolate milk, I might have to go out and buy myself one.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
29 May 07
I don't think you are asking for enough, I would like to have cow making vanilla ice cream...than I can be for sure that it can be real miracle...
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
29 May 07
Now there's an idea... fresh ice cream right from the cow!
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• United States
23 Jun 07
can we add chocolate chips?
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
24 Jun 07
Good idea. Mint chocolate is my favorite ice cream; maybe the scientists can feed the cows some mint leaves.
@rsa101 (20232)
• Philippines
29 May 07
That would be good news indeed. I am just wondering where our technology will bring us in the future. I hope they could further develop such breed of cows so that they could mass produced it to feed lots of people that needs it. I also hope that there are more scientist that would make such studies rather than those that develops technology that destroys life instead of improving our lives.
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
30 May 07
I'd like to see a cow that produces vanilla ice cream with chocolate fudge already in it. ;-)
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• United States
29 May 07
You didn't know that brown cows make chocolate milk? I swore by that for years as a kid! LOL I'm not sure why I thought that but it seemed logical to me! I'm not so sure I feel save with mutated animals giving me food?! I think I'll just purchase the milk that they separate it step by step! LOL
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
29 May 07
I got the impression from the article that they were just turning off a gene tht already was part of the cow. But I wouldn't want to be the first person to drink the stuff, not until I was sure it was safe. Maybe one day there's be a cow with two sets of udders, one for whole milk, another for low-fat.
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@nancyrowina (3850)
23 Jun 07
I hope it is a natural gene mutation and not genetic engineering, it does sound like an amazing coincidence it's also high in Omega 3 and makes butter that spreads easily, all from one gene mutation? I think it sounds kind of freaky myself and would rather not drink that milk.
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
23 Jun 07
I'll stick to skim milk, myself, until it's proven that this new type of milk is safe.
• United States
29 May 07
wow! we have come along way havent we? I dont undstand how they managed to do this but yayy!! i like 2% anyways..hate whole milk it tastes weird to me..and i bet the butter would be great on corn on the cob..and i think it would be great for yes..chocolate milk..but what about strawberrry? mmmmmm!! lol
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
29 May 07
I've been drinking low-fat milk a long time, so whole milk tastes very rich to me, like a milkshake. It's almost too intense to drink.
• United States
29 May 07
Great for your health,And Also great for your body
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
29 May 07
It'll be good to get healthier milk without having to remove the fat through processing, this should be a very useful development.
@Lifez2short (4969)
• United States
29 May 07
Wow I had no idea that a cow could produce low fat milk. That is pretty neat and could end up saving people money in long run. And let my know if they do ever find a cow with chocolate milk and i will be a cow owner as well.
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
29 May 07
I can't have 'pets' in my apartment, but I could point out that the cow is actually a food machine, just like a toaster or blender. ;-)
@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
6 Jul 07
I don't think milk is very high in fat in the first place, and ironically, full cream milk helps you lose weight rather than the low fat variety. Does not sound logical right? It's time people stopped thinking of foods as "good and bad" and just looked at what the real solution to obesity is: portion control.
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
6 Jul 07
You're right about portion control. But whole milk is about 4% fat, which is more than I like to get. I drink nonfat milk because it has a lot few calories.