Milk carton displayed on a table with coffee and cereal in the background. Label reads: All natural Whole Breast Milk

"By Humans, for humans!
Human milk is the most natural and the best choice for all people"

A woman is naked and straped to a chair, wearing VR goggles while two pumps are attached to her breats

As consumers we are encouraged and manipulated into buying products we don't know much about beyond the basic romantic ideas we grew up with. Case in point, when we think of where milk and butter come from, most of us imagine a free range cow eating grass in a spacious meadow. Although this might have been true centuries ago, industrialisation has rendered that image outdated. And yet that same image is sustained by the industry that killed it. Animal welfare, sustainability and by extension the quality of the final product, are greatly affected without consumer upheaval or with plain blissful ignorance. If we are what we eat, what are we when the milk comes from a chain of systematic abuse, pain and cruelty?

Human Milk packaging: side view

"For humans, by humans!

Our milk is remarkably rich in nutrients and provides a superior combination of immunologic, bioactive and anti-infective components. These promote better health, protect against infection and support our immune system.

Human milk is the most natural and the best choice for all people

Its effects are also ever lasting beyond infancy with a long term decreased risk of a wide range of illnesses and infections."

Human Milk packaging: side view displaying nutritional contents
Typical values per 100ml per cup
Energy (kJ/kcal) 301/72 719/172
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Protein (g) 1,1 2,5
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Fat (g) 4,5 10,8
of which:
Saturates (g) 2,1 4,9
Monounsaturates (g) 1,7 4,1
Polyunsaturates (g) 0,5 1,2
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Carbohydrate (g) 7 17
of which:
sugar 0,5 1,2
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Vitamins and minerals
Folate (mcg) 5 12
Vitamin C (mg) 5,1 12,3
Sodium (mg) 17,5 42
Iron (mg) 0,03 0,07
Calcium (mg) 33 79
Human Milk packaging: frontal view
Milk: Questions We Forget to Ask - Commercial Propaganda
2018