We all know there is no substitute to human breast milk. It nourishes and keeps infants healthy. Unfortunately, low breast milk supply is a common problem among mothers. They are most of the time made to undergo medication to increase the level. What if goats are genetically engineered to produce enzymes and proteins found in breast milk?
Animal scientists at the University of California are working on genetically modified goats to produce milk that contains lactoferrin, a protein that’s found in human breast milk.
So, mothers who do not want to breastfeed can give goat milk to their babies. Goat milk contains around 60 percent of the beneficial immune-boosters.
Goat’s milk has long lasting benefits. It can offer enzymes which can prevent disorders like childhood diarrhea.
The scientists have been working on this idea for years to perfect the formula. They have conducted tests only on “the toddler equivalent” in pigs so far.
The immunity of the pigs increased after drinking the milk. The only negative aspect regarding the genetically-modified goat’s milk is that it may contain many harmful chemicals too. Do you support this idea of genetically engineered goats producing human milk?