Dissent Of The Day

by Patrick Appel

A reader writes:

I love how everyone's typical reaction to breast milk cheese is disgust.  Yet the majority of us will eat any product under the sun made from the breast milk of cows, goats, or sheep.  Which is truly more disgusting -- milk that is meant for baby human beings, or milk meant for baby ruminants?  It's certainly not a trend that's going to catch on for the masses because I don't see women lining up for mass milkings any time soon -- but as a mother of a child who had severe food allergies and reacted whenever I consumed dairy, eggs, soy, wheat, or nuts, I won't say that the thought of eating breast milk cheese or ice cream didn't cross my mind.  Rice gets old very quickly.