The USFR producer sent me a link to a story that seemed appropriate for John's World:
Hmmm... Aside from the overwrought prose, this whole article sounds like a PR plant. Let's parse this sucker out for any inadvertent truth.
Channel 4 is to unveil a shocking menagerie of genetically modified animals in a new show revealing the frightening leaps technology has taken.
Among the bizarre engineered creatures from around the world is a giant cow, three times the size of ordinary cattle, reared without fat to produce gallons of milk. [More]
- "...giant cow, three times the size of an ordinary cow..." The bovine in question is a Belgian Blue. While they are a large breed (cows at maturity average 1100 lbs.) they are not 3x. The average mature Holstein weighs in at about 1500 lbs, for example.
- "...reared without fat...." Well, duh. How much cholesterol in grass?
- "...produce gallons of milk..." This one made me blink. Why would a British paper talk in gallons instead of liters? Anyhoo, the average dairy cow in the US produces about 1600 lbs /month or a little over 50 lbs/day which means about 6 gallons using round numbers.
How did I find out all this stuff?
I used the Google on the Internets.