Would You Like Some (cloned) Cheese With That?

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Kim filling in blogging duties again for Pinky while she is in Hawaii.

Guess what. This past Tuesday, the FDA (Food and Drug Association) approved flesh and fluids (a.k.a. 'meat & milk') from cloned animals:

"Meat and milk from clones of cattle, swine, and goats, and the offspring of clones from any species traditionally consumed as food, are as safe to eat as food from conventionally bred animals." - FDA official Randall Lutter

Considering the FDA's dismal food safety record (especially with corporate profiteering lurking in the background), I am not feeling comforted by this recent turn of events.

The decision represents a major step towards allowing biotech corporations to put clone-derived products on supermarket shelves. And maybe even more disturbingly, the FDA has also decided that meat & milk from cloned animals do not need to be labeled as such. Here in the U.S.A., GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) foodstuffs also don't need to be labeled, so basically no one is able to decide for themselves if they want to eat cloned-derived and GMO foods. Without labeling, none of us can know what we are eating. Or, for that matter, what's making us sick.

[ read the Agence France-Presse article ]

Posted by Kim