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FDA: Cloned meat safe to eat

FDA: Cloned meat safe to eat

JANUARY 17, 2008óWell, hello Dolly.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it found no evidence that cloned meat poses any kind of public health risk, removing the final barrier to selling meat and milk from cloned cows, pigs and goats in the United States.

Additionally, the FDA asked the meat and dairy industries to continue its voluntary ban on using cloned animals. The moratorium does not apply to the offspring of cloned livestock.

Cloned cows, pigs and goats won’t reach the top of the food chain anytime soon, since the cost to clone an animal is prohibitively high.

It is expected that clones of the best breed stock will be made to produce offspring for human consumption.

The FDA decision on labeling is the most controversial as it doesn’t plan to require that products indicate whether the meat or milk was made from cloned livestock.

Care2 members indicated their opposition to the consumption of cloned livestock in a recent poll of 2,589 members. Sixty-two percent said they wouldn’t eat it, 27 percent said they don’t eat meat and 11 percent said they would eat meat from cloned animals.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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10:26PM PDT on May 13, 2013

Not really sure how I feel about this. I would imagine that ensuring the meat is coming from free-range, grass-fed cows is more important than whether or not the animal was a clone, but then again, cloning is a very new technology. There's a lot about it that we don't fully understand, and until more is known we really can't be sure how safe cloned meat is.

4:23PM PDT on Mar 14, 2013

Wouldn't bother me at all. But it should be labeled for those who do care.

4:15PM PDT on Mar 14, 2013

So Happy To Be Vegan.

2:33PM PST on Nov 4, 2012

no thanks.

9:52PM PDT on Oct 25, 2012

Thanks for the info., cloned meat is not my choice.

11:06AM PDT on Oct 25, 2012

Good article. Clearly, the rulings of the FDA are easily bought. This Care 2 user will neither eat cloned meat, GMO, or any other weird science food.

9:28AM PDT on Sep 12, 2012

wrong

9:27AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

Just the thought that the animal has been cloned doesn't set well with me!

4:27AM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

thanks

8:25AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Nothing wrong with meat if it is organic and free range. The key is eating small portions. People in some countries eat far too much of it at one go especially in the West.

Agreed, it the cloned meat is not labelled one does not know unless one purchases the meat from an organic source, free of hormones/antibiotics and fed their natural diet. In many countries GMO veggies isn't labelled either.

Yes, GMO veggies/fruits are frightening. Monsanto wants to do away with heirloom/heritage seeds and have farmers stuck with their GMO poison. Some farm hens/animals or wildlife have died when eating GMO crops. Why?

http://www.gmfreecymru.org/pivotal_papers/health_risks.htm

http://panacea-bocaf.org/geneticallymodifiedfood.htm

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