Among the most popular posts on Milk Maid Marian are those about permeate, so I thought that, for only the second time, I’d break my “never reblog” rule and highlight this post from science communicator, Heather Bray.
Today I butted in on a twitter conversation. [View the story “So what is permeate?” on Storify] The question that caught my eye was this:
What is permeate?
Now my friends who were having the original discussion are not your average consumers. They are scientists! They felt frustrated that they could not find the answers that they were looking for. They could find out that permeate was a natural by-product of milk processing, but could not find out what it actually was.
So I decided to do some research and find out for myself.
I should add that I find the biochemistry of lactation fascinating and I very nearly did my PhD on it. Lactation defines and unites us as mammals on a…
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