New York artist Miriam Simun creates human breast milk cheese
New York artist Miriam Simun has created cheese made from human breast milk and is offering people the chance to taste it as part of her new art piece.
New York artist Miriam Simun and here breast milk cheese (Pic: Miriam Simun)
The Lady Cheese Shop is a temporary installation by the New York University graduate and according to the artist is aimed at raising questions about the ethics of modern biotechnologies.
Ms Simun said she found three women willing to volunteer their breast milk and after screening the milk for diseases and learning the basics of cheese making turned it into cheese.
The artist said she hoped her cheese would highlight the way the human body works and admitted people were split into two very distinctive camps over her installation.
‘Cheese is the conversation starter,’ she said. ‘Some people are loving it, and some people are gagging.’
Ms Simun’s art piece comes only weeks after an ice cream parlour in central London came under fire for selling breast milk ice cream.
US pop star Lady Gaga threatened to sue Icecreamists in Covent Garden after the Baby Gaga ice cream was confiscated by Westminster council over fears it could lead to viruses such as hepatitis being spread.
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