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EEEEUUUUWWWW - Breast Milk Cheese at NY Restaurant (would you?)

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by ChicagoRon, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Pennglock

    Pennglock Senior member

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    I don't get how people can eat other animals but not humans. So weird!

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  2. Listi

    Listi Senior member

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    I don't get how people can eat other animals but not humans. So weird!

    I knew this would come up, dumbest argument ever.

    Breast milk is produced EXPRESSLY for humans, cow's milk is produced EXPRESSLY for cows. The majority of species do not consume other members of their own species as a main portion of their diet, they consume members of other species. However, correct me if I'm wrong, there are no animals who drink the milk of other species in a normal context. I'm not saying that it's remarkable for humans to drink cows milk, but it is more remarkable for humans to drink cows milk than human milk. Ergo, it is more remarkable that we eat cow cheese than human cheese, and absolutely ridiculous that people find the idea of human cheese extreme, wrong, or bizarre.
     
  3. ChicagoRon

    ChicagoRon Senior member

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    I knew this would come up, dumbest argument ever. Breast milk is produced EXPRESSLY for humans, cow's milk is produced EXPRESSLY for cows. The majority of species do not consume other members of their own species as a main portion of their diet, they consume members of other species. However, correct me if I'm wrong, there are no animals who drink the milk of other species in a normal context. I'm not saying that it's remarkable for humans to drink cows milk, but it is more remarkable for humans to drink cows milk than human milk. Ergo, it is more remarkable that we eat cow cheese than human cheese, and absolutely ridiculous that people find the idea of human cheese extreme, wrong, or bizarre.
    To follow that logic through... are there any animals that breast feed from females other than their own mother? I know Humans once used wet nurses... I believe this practice is now fairly archaic.
     
  4. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    Not my thing. I find the commercialization of her breast milk quite unpleasant.

    Thanks, GDL, for the context. New York is the source of so many great stories these days.
     
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    Hell NO.

    And I'm surprised this is legit with the Dept of Health. Isn't it against the law to the SELLING "food" sourced from a human being?

    How about if I sell some teriyaki human flesh? Assuming I buy it legitimately from a willing volunteer?
     
  6. ChicagoRon

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    Hell NO. And I'm surprised this is legit with the Dept of Health. Isn't it against the law to the SELLING "food" sourced from a human being? How about if I sell some teriyaki human flesh? Assuming I buy it legitimately from a willing volunteer?
    I've still never figured out if this is a joke or not: http://www.humanleather.co.uk/
     
  7. Listi

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    To follow that logic through... are there any animals that breast feed from females other than their own mother? I know Humans once used wet nurses... I believe this practice is now fairly archaic.
    That wasn't exactly what I was going for, but I'll bite. If you open up the entirety of animal species you can find nearly everything. I know some primates have communal family structures, I wouldn't be surprised if it happened there. I slept through most of my biology classes, boringgggggg, so I don't remember if we talked about breastfeeding at all. However, their mating habits are aptly described as "random." Regardless, that argument doesn't quite hold up. If you are willing to consume cow's milk, you evidently don't care whether or not the cow gave birth to you.
     
  8. StephenHero

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    I don't like most strongly flavored cheeses so I wouldn't eat it, but if I did like them I don't think I'd hesitate.
     
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    I know Humans once used wet nurses... I believe this practice is now fairly archaic.


    I could really use a wet nurse right now.
     
  10. ChicagoRon

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    That wasn't exactly what I was going for, but I'll bite. If you open up the entirety of animal species you can find nearly everything. I know some primates have communal family structures, I wouldn't be surprised if it happened there. I slept through most of my biology classes, boringgggggg, so I don't remember if we talked about breastfeeding at all. However, their mating habits are aptly described as "random." Regardless, that argument doesn't quite hold up. If you are willing to consume cow's milk, you evidently don't care whether or not the cow gave birth to you.
    True, but you can not have a personal relationship with a cow the same way you can with another person.
     
  11. Listi

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    You can quite debatably be able to have a personal relationship with a pet. Many people keep pigs as pets, and pork is acceptably eaten by most cultures. It's fine if you don't want to eat it, but I just think it's crazy to decry human cheese as revolting. In every logical sense, it really isn't, it's just emotionally challenging for some people apparently.
     
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    Where should I throw my husbands surprise party? Well I had the idea to throw my husband a surprise party this year for his 31st birthday, and I invited all of his friends, family, and some of my family like 20-30 people, and then I realized that we live in a sardine can basically and there is no yard or anything, or a deck for that matter so outside isn't an option either, but i live in ashland kentucky and there is jack, diddly, and squat around here so i can't say a restaurant is in the picture, can anyone please help me come up with an alternative, anything could be helpful, thanks in advance! ooo...and my budget is pretty small, b/c he's cheap, and he would notice if 2 grand went missing!
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    To follow that logic through... are there any animals that breast feed from females other than their own mother?

    I know Humans once used wet nurses... I believe this practice is now fairly archaic.


    [​IMG]

    As for wet nurses: the invention of the breast pump made this practice obsolete, but it survives in principle in La Leche League.
     
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    For all of you that get disgusted by this, you are so disconnected from the natural world.
     
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    there is some quality pr0n of this fetish
     
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    For all of you that get disgusted by this, you are so disconnected from the natural world.

    Is this a nice way of saying ghetto?
     
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    As for wet nurses: the invention of the breast pump made this practice obsolete, but it survives in principle in La Leche League.


    The invention of a practical replacement, i.e. formula, probably had more to do with it.
     
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    Why is this such an issue? Mammals make milk and they also make babies. I guess our babies aren't normally food, so ergo, our milk isn't necessarily food. Not so for the rest of the genus. This chef just accomplished everything he was looking for.
     
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    I guess our babies aren't normally food, so ergo, our milk isn't necessarily food.
    Milk is necessarily food. It's literally all the babies of most mammalian species consume for a period of their life.
     
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    Milk is necessarily food. It's literally all the babies of most species consume for a period of their life.

    Mammalian species.
     

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