In India they’ve done what? They havent have they?
They surely have. In India you will soon be able to drink a refreshing cola beverage made from cows urine.
We know some parts of the world have serious shortages of fresh water but we never knew things were this bad.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, India’s leading Hindu cultural group, claims it has developed Gau Jal or Cow Water, a cola flavoured drink, and hopes it will be marketed as a ‘healthy’ alternative to Coke and Pepsi.
Hindus worship cows as a symbol of the mother and thus milk and dairy products have almost sacred status. Many devout Hindus, apart from drinking milk and eating dairy foods also consume bovine urine drinks for their “health-giving” properties. As far as we know there are not the same Hindus who like to knock back a glass of their own wee first thing in the morning. If they are then it starts to seem a bit fetisistic.
In some parts of India, cow dung and urine are sold in regular dairy shops alongside milk and yogurt, and “ayurvedic” Indian health food companies make porridge, toothpaste and tonic drinks which claim to cure ailments ranging from liver complaints to diabetes and cancer. Krishna only know what kind of alments they my cause. Cows urine is also believed to have disinfectant properties.
Now the Cow Protection Department has invented a new urine-based soft drink it hopes the product will promote the health-giving properties of cow piss to a wider market. “We refer to gau ark (cow urine) as gau jal (cow water) as it has immense potential to cure various diseases. We have developed a soft drink formula with gau jal as the base and it has been sent to a laboratory at Lucknow for testing,” said director Om Prakash (sounds like a joke name to us but hey, we only report the news.).
The product support team are now working on packaging, marketing, and of course preservation to stop its curative drink from going whiffy in the summer heat.
“It will be a revolution of sorts. The acceptance of cow urine as a potent medicine is increasing day by day and once it comes as a cold drink, its demand will definitely increase. It will prove and justify the high stature accorded to a cow in Indian culture.” added the enthusiastic Om.
Now I remember where I have heard of Om before. He was the god who visited the discworld in the form of a tortoise and was almost eaten alive when someone mistook him for a pie in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novel Small Gods. Fact is indeed stranger than fiction.
Read the full story: India makes cola from cow’s urine at The Daily Telegraph.
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