Got milk? How?

Scientists are tracking down the first people who squeezed this nutritious liquid out of animals thousands of years ago

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM January 19, 2010

We put it in cereal. We drink it with cookies. And we eat tons of foods that are made from it, including yogurt, cheese and even some crackers, breads and granola bars. For most of us, milk is a staple that would be hard to live without.

 

Thousands of years ago, though, only babies drank milk — and that milk came from their mothers. Now, scientists are investigating the beginnings of mankind’s long-lasting love for daily products. They are looking back thousands of years, to the days when peop...

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