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Tuesday, January 08, 2008


Word on the street (and in the papers and on the news) is that the Food and Drug Administration is all set to put their stamp of approval on meat and milk from cloned animals. Moreover, there will be no special labeling on these food products.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we are going to be eating and drinking from genetically altered cows. I guess the FDA didn't feel the hormones and pesticides in our food supply is bad enough. Even Congress recommended this act be delayed until more studies could be conducted. Already there have been offspring of clones that have made it to our dinner tables completely unbeknownst to the consumers. Yum, yum.

64% of Americans are uncomfortable with animal cloning and 43% believe food from clones is unsafe, yet the FDA is going to put it on our grocery shelves with no labling? I can buy organic, I can buy lactose-free, I can buy kosher, I can buy free-trade, but I can't choose milk that comes from a normal cow? What's wrong with this picture?
Denise Hunter  
posted at 8:20 AM  
  Comments (13)
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At 9:55 PM, Blogger Tara Pierce said...

I think I'm gonna take up the raw-foodist diet. Grow my own. On my 3ft x 6ft north-facing balcony.

In Colorado.

Someone please send care packages from Florida throughout the winter...

At 10:42 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Thanks for posting this. It makes it a little easier for me to continue to pay the high prices I do for organics! I just wish I could find a place close to me that sells organic meat. I can easily find milk and eggs (and other stuff) but the meat is a little harder to find. Maybe I should just give in and buy a half a cow?

At 6:29 AM, Blogger Timothy Fish said...

I'm sure that there will be some meat companies that will label their meat "Does not come from cloned animals" and they will be able to sell it at a higher price. As for the government requiring meat companies to put a label on something the FDA believes is safe, but large numbers of people feel is unsafe, I don't like that idea. Public opinion does not determine how safe or unsafe a product is.

At 10:18 AM, Blogger Winter Peck said...

While I don't have to worry about the meat, my dad breeds and raises the hogs and cattle we eat. (He even butchers the animals on his own too.) But the rest, milk and milk products, eggs, and the such I have to get from the store. I'm already having a hard convincing hubby that organic is the way to go.

Does any one smell a bad case of dej vu? The FDA fast-tracked certain drugs without doing proper testing and look what happened to the people who took them.

At 10:21 AM, Blogger Betsy Ann said...


At 11:40 AM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Gives a whole new meaning to holy cow, doesn't it?

I may have to become a vegan. I wonder if they clone veggies? Isn't anything safe any more?

At 12:19 PM, Blogger Kay said...

I will continue to by my free-range antibiotic/hormone free meat and milk. They won't be using cloned cows.
The FDA is a crock, IMHO.

At 12:38 PM, Blogger Tina said...

The whole idea grosses me out.

At 12:40 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I hadn't heard this. Totally disgusting! I'm going to keep buying meat from Seven Sons! No hormones, grass fed.

At 3:10 PM, Blogger Chelf said...

Winter Peck said it just right: "Does any one smell a bad case of dej vu? The FDA fast-tracked certain drugs without doing proper testing and look what happened to the people who took them."

Those people died or had severe complications. My mom was one with severe complications. From a drug I had heard about and suggested!!!

This looks scary, and because of the moral part of the issue, we really need to slow down and test more.

At 9:42 AM, Blogger Crystal Laine Miller said...

Our cousin raises our cow every year--I guess you could call it "organic." Anyway, we butcher and fill a huge freezer with half a beef and are content that we have good meat.

There are plenty around here who raise chickens (for eggs to sell) and if you want raw milk, you can get it. Ah, the joys of living in rural America. They are fighting a mass production dairy farm (corporately owned) here and it is high controversy. You can go to local butchers and find uncloned beef in Indiana.We are a conservative bunch here.

Oh, and you can raise your own garden and put up veggies in the freezer.

If you want to keep up with the foods issues (like, hey, whose idea was it to use food for fuel?? Driving the price of feed and food up?) then you can check out Purdue University's site.

Of course, living out here we often lose our electricity (like last night.) By the way, buy Red Gold catsup and canned goods--Indiana raised tomatoes and no political overtones! (smile)

At 1:12 PM, Blogger Shauna said...

That's shocking, horrific and scary! What? We don't have enough diseases? I am seriously squirming here.

At 2:13 AM, Blogger Ausjenny said...

so add that to gm grain alot are eating i think i will stick to lamb and hope they dont consider cloning in australia. and hope they dont lift the moratorium on GM crops either anytime soon.


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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