Saturday, January 12, 2013

Milking the Topic of Tolerance

Around "8,000 years ago in what's now Turkey — just when humans were starting to milk newly domesticated cows, goats and sheep — mutations near the gene that produces the lactase enzyme started becoming more frequent."

It was about that time that lactose tolerance developed in human populations. I know you might find this is aMOOsing: Cows felt udderly exploited, goats tried to make the breast of it, but sheep thought it was just baaaaaad. I know some people will not find this dairy funny, but I just go my own whey.

You really should skim the link for MILK TOLERANCE.

1 comment:

nurse nasty said...

I have weird food issues and always wondered why humans started drinking the milk of other species.

But yeah, famine is a good reason.