Except for your grubby arteries!

Meat and milk from cloned animals and their offspring is as safe as the natural version, the Food and Drug Administration declared, clearing the way for such products to enter the food supply without special labeling.

“Meat and milk from clones of cattle, swine and goats and their offspring are as safe to eat as food from conventionally bred animals,” said Randall Lutter, the FDA’s deputy commissioner for policy…

Initially, only a small amount of steaks, pork and dairy products derived from clones will become available in grocery stores. But over the next three to five years — after ranchers have time to clone their most prized animals and those clones are able to breed — the products will become routine on store shelves, industry executives said…

The risk assessment noted that “cloning raises many ethical and economic concerns” that are important to the public but said the FDA’s task was to focus on the science.

I headlined this “again” because scientific study after study, governmental and private, reaches the same conclusion.

  1. Angel H. Wong says:


    Those are tomatoes.

  2. Ah_Yea says:

    I have been thinking lately about having myself cloned before I go on a trip to the Amazon. I’ll send my clone while I stay safely at home, and if my clone is eaten by cannibals, then I will taste better because I (my clone that is), will not taste like preservatives!

  3. Ah_Yea says:

    Oh, and by the way, the cloned animals themselves won’t be eaten, nor probably their offspring. It’s the mating of the offspring that will be eaten. The purpose of cloning is to preserve and promulgate a particular trait.

  4. gregallen says:

    >> # 8 Peter Rodwell said, I’m all in favor of cloning – the world would be a far better place with 500 million copies of me.

    Not me. I can hardly stand one of me.

    I didn’t bother to read the article but I am curious — how do they know cloned meat safe?

  5. Joshua says:

    I could care less about cloned beef. You want to get me to buy cloned food then clone Lobster and King crab and make it plentiful and cheap.
    I see the millions of starving poor in Africa and Asia feasting on $1.00 king crab legs and lobster….now thats eating. 🙂

  6. Glenn E. says:

    Why don’t they just cut out the middle man (er, animal) and genetically engineer bacteria to produce beef like tissue that tastes good? The same with pork, fish, and milk products. That way they no longer need to raise and feed an animal, for the end product. It’s like with Beer. We don’t have a beer animal to process. They just toss yeast into a vat of grain and water. And brew it until beer comes out. So why not brew meat and dairy? And eliminate all the waste in between. Oh, I know. They still haven’t cracked that pesky DNA code thing.

    Well, shouldn’t they put like a ton of money into doing that research? Rather than into building near useless space stations? Those hotels in space aren’t going to aid in feeding the starving millions back on earth. Just in feeding the rich stockholders of Boeing, Lockheed, and Northrop. If we spent as much effort to crack the DNA code, as we did the german enigma code, we’d probably have it solved by now. But since fortunes are often built on scarcity. I’m thinking that few want to upset the world’s old wealth, by bypassing their commodities with far cheaper produced synthetic substitutes.

    Ok, they might not get the texture the same from raised beef (not for some time, anyway). But for the millions who only eat hamburger a couple times a week, I doubt they’ll be complaining that the brewed beef isn’t as chewy as raised beef (that’s then grounded up).

  7. Mister Catshit says:

    Given the choice, I don’t want to eat any genetically modified food or cloned meat. For me it is a choice. Even though I will eventually die, I really don’t want my body to be fed to wolves either.

    I don’t have a technical reason, I just don’t want to.

  8. Steven Montes says:

    “I Am Proud To Be An American Ginny Pig”
    By Steven Montes

    January17, 2008

    This article is about the irresponsibility of our United States Government, and the USDA in allowing our families to be endangered while stifling every persons right to sue for medical damages that might occur from the consumption, and exposure to Cloned Meats. And as an American, I am chocking on the very words, “Weapons of Mass Destruction”. And we dare to accuse other people, and countries of having weapons of mass destruction. Look who is calling the kettle black.

    We the public, have been taken advantage of, once again by our U.S. Government. Only because we have no value as a society. I am very mad., so once again I have to tell the whole World just what is going on. So I am going to tell you, like it is, while warning you against Cloned Meats.

    Our United States Government made it possible for us as a society to allow the industry that clones meats to bring this potentially dangerous product into our food chain without being labeled. Politicians were paid large amounts of money to make sure cloned meats did not have to be labeled. The reason for not labeling the meats was, so if Americans get ill from these products no one would have any legal recourse from those families with children being harmed by these products.

    As a result of this, we can all be proud to being unsuspecting, naive, American Ginny Pigs. Who is to say what other products have been introduced into our food supply, such as hormones, antibiotics in beef, and let us not forget our genetically engineered foods that are now threatening bee populations in the World.
    The reason I am so alarmed is that in the 1950s, Russia was experimenting with Pryonic Cell Lethality. Let me back it up for you. A Pryonic Cell, is a damaged protein cell that attacks the brain like that found in diseases called Encephalitis, and also Mad Cow disease.

    Russia was working with Pryonic Cell research that was to be introduced into beef, so that their enemy would die from the consumption of the meat that was designed to kill you within three months. Leaving it impossible for the host to know what killed them.

    What is known is that a Pryonic Cell is what caused Mad Cow disease in the first place. What is also known is that butchers in Canada were using a Nibbler Machine to chew away the meat that is still left on the bone, but very hard, and time consuming to recover this meat by hand. So some one got the bright idea to just throw the meat and bones into this machine, and use it as a filler in feed for cows. Extensive Research would have found this type of feed would lead to Mad Cow disease.

    It is not for certain how long it will take for Pryonic Cells, from Cloning animals for food to infect the population of the United States, I just know that Scientists involved in cloning process have not done enough research, or conducted long enough studies to find out how long it will take for a Pryonic Cell to infect humans. Or better yet what new Pandemic Diseases will result from eating Cloned meats.

    Let us not forget that the cloning meats is not as profitable as fertilization of animals is now. So why clone meats. It is my personal view that the cloning of animals was only intended so the very rich would be able to will their vast fortunes to themselves. But it wouldn’t take long for our Government to impose a tax on this.
    The Medical Society wants to clone organs, and body parts, but not after they have long term case studies that show how well their American Ginny Pigs are doing with Cloned meats.

    They just needed a lot of test subjects, that wouldn’t cost them any money for long term testing, for the harmful effects of cloned meats on Americans, and now they have them.

    Guess what, you will not even see a penny for them to risk your life, and that of your children. At least in other medical Studies they ask for volunteers, you call an 800 number and you get payed like in any other Trial Study. But its okay, because you will not know who to sue anyhow.

    We have our U.S. Government to thank for this, and let us not forget, to thank the USDA for protecting us from this potential harm.

    Oink, oink for now.


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