When I was young the biggest rumor I dealt with was that brown cows produce chocolate milk. To my child mind and many others this made complete sense. It was not until I grew older that I learned, with despair, that brown cows do not actually produce chocolate milk. I was crushed. As I have tried many types of chocolate milk in my time, you could say I’m a sort of connoisseur, I have never graced my taste buds with what I imagine fresh chocolate milk from a brown cow would taste like. Luckily due to advances in science and the well being of the human race, the rumor I heard as a child may be proven true.
Scientists have been putting additives in milk for years now. Genetically modified cows already are able to create milk with “special therapeutic protein”. However the science community has only begun to grasp how far they can go. An article I read asks, “Why not add genes of cocoa and sugar to a cow, in order to create a cow that produces sweet chocolate milk?” I join them in asking why not? Yes there may be ethical reasons not to, with genetic manipulation being “the largest ethical problems that science has ever faced” and the possibility of new diseases but the outcome definitely outweighs the consequence in this situation. Science needs to move forward on this issue as soon as possible. It is of utmost priority only second to global warming or the cure for the Zika virus. Until then I can only dream of the day where I can walk into my backyard and collect milk from my own chocolate milk producing cow. Truly a glorious day that will be.Tags: childhoodChocolate milkcowsgmoscience