Cheese from humans

Cheese made from human breast milk comments on the lack of self-reflection in food design.

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Miriam Simun has developed three strains of cheese made from human breast milk as a provocation about how humanity continues to redesign its food without any sense of self-reflection.

Explains Simun: “Human cheese offers a unique entry into these issues. Humans are the only animals to harvest and consume other species’ milk. This milk is neither created for human digestion, nor particularly healthy for human consumption, nor always kind to the animals we harvest and milk. Cheese is one of the oldest biotechnologies. It was also, in 1990, the first genetically modified food product to be approved for sale by the USA Food and Drug Administration.”