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Ben & Jerry's Breast Milk Ice Cream?

Ben & Jerry's Breast Milk Ice Cream?

When I read the post on GiggleSugar about the obscure Craigslist ad requesting people to suggest flavors for their homemade breast milk ice cream, I thought it was a joke. Apparently not. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is also hopping on the breast milk ice cream boat and are now urging Ben & Jerry's to make the switch from cow's milk to breast milk.

Tracy Reiman, executive vice president of PETA, sent a letter directly to Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, saying PETA feels the transition away from cow's milk will reduce the suffering of cows and provide customers with healthier products (Um, since when is ice cream considered healthy?). The letter also said that dairy products have been linked to juvenile diabetes, allergies, and obesity. Another PETA representative said she knew this idea sounded crazy, but it's no more absurd than humans consuming milk from another species.

To find out if Ben & Jerry's is going to start a new line of bosom milk ice cream


Since Ben & Jerry's factory is located in Vermont, a state filled with extremely open-minded people, these ice cream makers did applaud PETA's efforts, but felt that breast milk was best left for babies. A La Leche spokeswoman said that breast milk and cow's milk aren't interchangeable and that each mom makes a unique formula for her baby's needs, meaning it's not meant for just anyone. Ben & Jerry's responded with a statement that cow's milk has proven to be a healthy part of American diets for many years, and they're not ready to make the change. Well that's a nice way to say, "This idea is udderly ridiculous!"

My big question is, who would supply this milk, and could they possibly pump enough to fill the public's ice cream needs? I'm also wondering about the nutritional advantages, since PETA claims that breast milk is healthier. So I thought a side-by-side comparison would be in order here (wow, I never thought I'd ever be posting about this). Now I can see that cow's milk is actually healthier — less calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbs, and cholesterol, and more protein.

I'm thinking that the overall reaction here is "Eww," but maybe I'm wrong. What do you think of this idea?

4.5 ounces of breast milk 4.5 ounces of 1% cow's milk
Calories 95 61.9
Total Fat 5.7g 1.4g
Saturated Fat 0g .8g
Cholesterol 21.6mg 5.6mg
Sodium 21.6mg 8.4mg
Carbs 10g 7.3g
Fiber 0g 0g
Protein 1.7g 4.5g


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Christina3252028 Christina3252028 4 years
\u00a0@Spectra\u00a0Watch a video sometime, and then tell me your definition of torture. The only reason these cows need milked is because they're artificially inseminated over and over again to produce it. Also, google 'mastitis'. It comes from these cows being milked over and over and it is very painful. These infections are so common that the FDA has made it legal for there to be 1 eye dropper full of pus per 8 oz. glass of milk, although they refer to it as a 'somatic cell count'.
Christina3252028 Christina3252028 4 years
I don't believe this side-by-side comparison is accurate, specifically the sodium. That all depends on the diet of the woman this sample was taken from. This is also inaccurate in the fact that women's breast milk is constantly changing depending on how long she's been nursing. The older the baby, the lower the cholesterol. If you take a look at the protein content, this will explain further why our children should stick to human breast milk. The protein content is significantly higher to support the enormous growth of a calf. Also, why is it weird to drink our own species breast milk? I think it's disgusting that we drink another species breast milk Would you drink dog milk? Cat milk? I didn't think so...
stdbchbmic stdbchbmic 8 years
after this one they should make cum ice cream cuz i only use it as a topping but id like it to be mixed in 8=====> + PUSSY=some god damn good ice cream
narutofighter11 narutofighter11 8 years
^I hope both. Yummy! LOL!
stdbchbmic stdbchbmic 8 years
my pussy is getting wet just thinking about this or is it my dick getting hard LOL!!!
narutofighter11 narutofighter11 8 years
^Or are you a guy. LOL!
stdbchbmic stdbchbmic 8 years
boobs and ice cream my two fav things in the world combined into one=orgasm CUM
narutofighter11 narutofighter11 8 years
^Thats my kinda girl. LOL!
stdbchbmic stdbchbmic 8 years
narutofighter11 narutofighter11 8 years
OMG this sounds like so yummmmy. I would totally camp out for it. LOL! I really hope this goes through. All the little baby cows are gonna run out of milk and everyone will be sad :'(. I will totally give milk. LOL!
stdbchbmic stdbchbmic 8 years
OMG this must be so orgasmic. Im craving some right now it probably tastes like heaven from a titty in some ice cream mmmmmmmmmmmmmm me and my homie are gonna fing camp out for this sht man. want it sooooo bad
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 8 years
I don't think people dislike breast mink because it's "meant for babies". They dislike it because breast milk is taboo. Guys online get off on that sort of thing.
moonlite moonlite 8 years
Why do so many people think it's disgusting to drink breast milk because it's only meant for babies, but it's perfectly normal to drink milk from a cow? Shouldn't cow's milk only be for calves? I doubt PETA was being serious, they are just trying to make people aware of how idiotic it is to drink the milk of another animal, especially here in the U.S. where that milk is full of antibiotics, hormones, steroids, and god-knows-what-else just so the meat and dairy industries can make a bigger profit. And Kyko is right; if milk is so healthy for you, how come the United States has high incidence of osteoporosis despite the fact that it has among the highest rates of milk consumption in the world? USE YOUR BRAINS, PEOPLE. I personally would love to see Ben & Jerry's start making rice or soy ice creams.
foxie foxie 8 years
"T!t Bit Nipply"
eafolsom eafolsom 8 years
so... would we call it Nip Chip?
Kyko Kyko 8 years
Foxie, funsized and lilruck44 are all in my camp, too. While I still wouldn't drink the human breast milk, it's "utterly" hilarious to see people's reactions to this proposal. People find it SO DISGUSTING to drink milk from their same species after a certain age, yet the thought of consuming a different species' milk for an indefinite amount of time is SO comprehensible (mostly because of the NUMEROUS propoganda and false ads from the ever-so-rich milk industry who says that if we don't drink milk we'll fall down from osteoporosis - look at the statistics, the US drinks the MOST dairy per year and we have the highest rate of osteoporosis.) Don't drink milk.
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 8 years
I think PETA should come up with a goal that can actually be achieved. Reducing the amount of animal protein served per meal. Most Americans eat way too much animal meat. I don't think it has to be all or nothing to make a difference. I read that too much protein (any type)is what leaches calcium from the bones.
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 8 years
Agreeing with the 3 previous posters..... Pasteurized, homogenized cows milk is awful for your health!! Go learn about it people!
pinkerbell03 pinkerbell03 8 years
Wow, sippin on the Haterade are we omnis??? Oh the irony. They aren't serious, they just want to bring attention to the horrors of factory farming. foxie and funsized are right on all accounts, the brain shrinkage is from a lack of B12, not from being veg*n. Did you know that the USA drinks the most cows milk in the world, and we also have the highest rate of osteoporosis? The human body isn't made to digest animal proteins. The animal proteins in cows milk leaches the calcium out of your bones! Scoff all you want, but read Skinny B*tch or The China Study first. PETA goes a bit too far some times, THAT I will agree with.
funsized funsized 8 years
foxie you're taking the words right out of my mouth! :) it's utterly laughable that people would find drinking milk from their own kind sickening when in reality, drinking milk from any other animal is just so wrong. Milk is meant to be consumed when one is a baby. That's why mothers stop lactating-- their babies can now rely on other food for nutrients. In this sense, cows only produce milk for their own calves. The only reason we get cow milk is because they're forcefully impregnated. As for 1%, 2%, etc milk.... they aren't good for you either. As I can't seem to stress enough- humans, animals in general, should NOT be drinking milk past a certain age. Milk is MEANT to make babies bigger/ grow,(if human breast milk makes babies grow how they do, think of all the calories in cow milk... enough to grow a calf!) which is why there's so any calories in it. Making milk 1%, 2% etc. is, essentially, taking away the whole point of milk. Since fitsugar seems to be full of intelligent, health-conscious people, I would suggest you all read: Skinny Bitch. No, it isn't about being skinny- it's about learning where your food comes from.
foxie foxie 8 years
Maragon- That's only for vegans & vegetarians with negligent levels of B12. Besides, obese people are more likely to experience brain shrinkage, too, and most obese people eat meat, so.....
foxie foxie 8 years
@ Cassidy and Jyra = Um... yes.. the cows need to be milked if they're being forcefully impregnated so that they'll PRODUCE milk. If we didn't inseminate them and cause them to give birth to veal calves over and over again they wouldn't need to be milked. Nice try though. Gotta love that spin!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
PETA's tactics are so completely ridiculous. They will seriously do anything to get attention. I get very sick of their anthropomorphosis of animals. Cows are NOT people, so why should they have human rights? Responsible dairy farms do not torture their cattle. Like cassedy04 said, if cows aren't milked, they leak milk and are in severe pain. Milking is not painful to the cows nor is it inhumane. Regardless of whether you drink milk or not, comparing cattle milking to "human milking" is probably one of the stupidest campaigns PETA has run. Makes me wonder if Pam Anderson had any say in coming up with it, lol.
Maragon Maragon 8 years
"According to a new study, vegetarians and vegans are six times more likely to suffer from brain shrinkage than meat eaters." Explains alot, doesn't it?
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