Screen shot 2011-03-01 at 8.37.35 PM.pngI should have paid attention to being blocked here in Dubai from the BBC website (I suppose it might be my search term, “breast”).  Now, after reading the article (there are ways around the block) my faith in some of my fellow humans is being sorely tested.

Apparently, ice cream made from human breast milk has been removed from a central London restaurant on health grounds. The dessert, called “Baby Gaga,” went on sale at ice cream parlor “Icecreamists” in Covent Garden in February. But, Westminster Council officers removed the product to make sure it was “fit for human consumption.” “Icecreamist” founder Matt O’Connor said the donor was medically screened and the milk mixture was pasteurized.

The ice cream was churned with donations from London mother Victoria Hiley, and served with a rusk and an optional shot of Calpol or Bonjela. Each serving costs £14.

Tory Westminster Councillor Brian Connell said: “Selling foodstuffs made from another person’s bodily fluids can lead to viruses being passed on and, in this case, potentially hepatitis. “As the local authority we will support small businesses and applaud innovative ideas wherever possible, but must protect the health of consumers.”

Mr. O’Connor, said: “We have had an amazing response – many women have come forward and offer to give us milk.

“You can buy alcohol and tobacco but not breast milk in Westminster. “If Westminster bans this then I am going to begin a protest with mums who have already shown support.”

Where have I heard this “food freedom” rhetoric before?