Wednesday, September 24, 2008

would this be kosher?

"PETA Urges Ben & Jerry's To Use Human Milk".
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter to Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, cofounders of Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., urging them to replace cow's milk they use in their ice cream products with human breast milk, according to a statement recently released by a PETA spokeswoman.
"PETA's request comes in the wake of news reports that a Swiss restaurant owner will begin purchasing breast milk from nursing mothers and substituting breast milk for 75 percent of the cow's milk in the food he serves," the statement says.
PETA officials say a move to human breast milk would lessen the suffering of dairy cows and their babies on factory farms and benefit human health.
"The fact that human adults consume huge quantities of dairy products made from milk that was meant for a baby cow just doesn't make sense," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "Everyone knows that 'the breast is best,' so Ben & Jerry's could do consumers and cows a big favor by making the switch to breast milk."
All I have to say is - will there still be an OU on the box?


Anonymous said...

It would have to be male breast milk for the heimishe hechsherim, as women dont exist and definitely dont have breasts.

In the alternative, the rabbanim would have to "inspect" the milk producing process by the women, and then they would be ok with it.

Anonymous said...

i actually have tried my wife's breast milk. it's suprisingly good.

Dave said...

If anything, this would pose fewer halakhic problems, as it would replace non–חלב־ישראל milk with milk that is 100% kosher. Yes, there is a rabbinic prohibition to drink human milk straight from the breast, but, since that’s obviously not the case here, there is no issue.

Lion of Zion said...

i don't know about kosher, but breast milk is parve

Anonymous said...

a) its chof-k
b) seriously, are there going to be women in some barn pumping themselves??

The Babysitter said...

This would make me not want to eat the one dairy thing I do eat!

I don't think there would be a problem with the kashrus, it's parave.

Maidel said...

I'm impressed that you've all taken this seriously.

Wish I could say 'April Fools' but this really was on the news...