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Japanese scientists derive alcohol from cows

Japanese scientists claim that they have found out a gene which can imitate the effects of yeast fermentation inside Sake cows’ udders and hence can be used for production of base ingredients for wine. Researchers will now be able to replace genes for developing lactose with an artificial gene that can lead to the production of pure alcohol. Kyoto University’s Dr Shuji Sakegami came up with this idea after he found out that his daughter did not respond well to transition from her mother’s milk to milk of the cow. Though the young daughter is not old enough for alcohol but the whole world would surely be surprised by this discovery. Now probably you will be able to derive alcohol from cow apart from milk. In case this idea turns out to be successful we will be able to see commercial production of wine within fifteen to twenty years but environmentalists and wine producers would surely protest this move. Via bbr