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Dolly Poll: Ice cream from breast milk?

heathermills.jpgSo Heather Mills believes ice cream should be made from human breast milk. Well, Heather Mills believes a lot of things. Mills is getting behind PETA's slightly cartoonish campaign to persuade Ben & Jerry's to substitute cows' milk with human breast milk in their desserts. We can kind of see PETA's point, but really? Really?

PETA's executive vice president Tracy Reiman explained: "PETA's request comes after reports that a Swiss restaurant owner will begin purchasing breast milk from nursing mothers and substituting it for 75 per cent of the cows' milk in the food that he serves. The fact that human adults consume huge quantities of dairy products made from milk that was meant for a baby cow just doesn't make sense. So Ben and Jerry's could do consumers and cows a big favour by making the switch to breast milk."

We all remember when Heather said: "Why don't we drink rats' milk, cats' milk or dogs' milk?" but put in context it makes more sense. She went on to say "The startling truth is that animals farmed for meat and dairy are now one of the greatest threats to the planet. The United Nations issued a shocking report on the environmental damage being done by livestock. I became a vegetarian for health reasons. Then I found out about the awful animal abuse in factory farms and dairy herds and became a vegan. The easiest and most effective way of cutting our contribution is to change our diet and go vegan."

...and annoyingly, she's probably right. But back to the important question: ice cream from breast milk? Would you eat it?

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Posted by on October 7, 2008


Obviously PETA has not thought this through.Human milk will have traces of what the human women eat in it (I know because I have a food allergic infant and I cannot eat dairy/soy/peanut/egg/wheat because it is transmitted through my breastmilk to her. Do people realize that they would be then eating breastmilk ice cream with possible traces of meat and other animal products in it?!

Posted by: Jennifer | October 10, 2008 3:55 AM

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