An Exciting New Market

June 8, 2011 in Daily Bulletin

Wired recently took a look at a fast growing emerging market: the market for human breast milk. It won’t be long before we’ll see breast milk-backed securities (remember, you heard it here first.) Some of the highlights from the article include:

  • Breast milk can cost up to $2.50 an ounce
  • Breast milk is the only bodily fluid not regulated by government authorities because it’s considered a food
  • Less than half of all mothers breast feed their children for the recommended six months

The article has a lot more including the emerging battle between online sites that pay the mothers for their contributions, and corporations who would prefer that the mothers donate it for free instead.

Source: Wired Magazine

Via: Will Dearden