Yesterday the U.S Food and Drug Administration declared that food from cloned animals and their progeny is safe to eat. This decision clears the way for milk and meat derived from genetic copies of prized dairy cows, steers and hogs to be sold at the grocery store.

Farmers claim this will improve the quality of meat in the supermarket. Presumably it will also make more money for the agricultural industy.

Consumer groups are outraged. They claim the science remains inadequate and that many consumers oppose cloning for religious or ethical reasons. They also want a delay until further studies are completed.

Are you in favour of cloned foods being sold in supermarkets?

Would you eat cloned food?



  1. 1
    Alex Thomas Says:

    « Cloned » food? Isn’t tofu bad enough? Aren’t veggie burgers already an abomination? What’s next, Soylent Green? (Google it, folks.) How does the FDA KNOW it’s safe? Wasn’t it the same FDA that cleared such milestone advances as thalidomide, DES, Celebrex, Vioxx?
    Long story short: When the FDA says it’s safe, there is only one SAFE response: RUN AWAY, RUN AWAY!
    We have Genetically Modified Organisms, also known as « Frankenfoods ». We also have increased incidences in society of acne, asthma, autism, arthritis, alzheimer’s…and that’s ONLY the A’s.
    We can ONLY hope that there will be clear and concise labeling of such products, otherwise, you’ll have to grow your own veggies and avoid any AgriCorp meats. (Look up « The Meatrix » on Google, and learn, grasshopper.)
    The Anti-Christ is not a man. The Anti-Christ is a pervasive philosophy that seeks control of all human life through technology and social engineering. THAT is the Mark of the Beast.
    My name is Alex Thomas. « Today’s food grows odder and odder. It is a wise child that knows its fodder. » – Ogden Nash

  2. 2
    John Says:

    hahahaha I love Ogden Nash. Good call, Alex.
    I also agree that the more we replace the natural order of things with technology the more we risk harming ourselves.
    Since cloning is not recognized as being legitimate, as a Catholic would i be allowed to eat cloned meat on a holy day of obligation……just kidding……just kidding…..don’t wanna go down that road……..

  3. 3
    Paul Costopoulos Says:

    I have grown diffident of all those Agencies and their dictums. Every week a new research out of a prestigious university comes out lauding or condemning such and such a food product. When you read the fine print you note that the research was heavily financed by a company or its competitor. Who are we to believe? What lobby was at work at the FDA?
    I like something, it seems to be produced properly under clean enough conditions, I tried it and did not get sick, well that is research enough for me. And, anyway, sooner or later we will die of something or other won’t we. Granted there is no hurry.

  4. 4
    Tony Kondaks Says:

    As long as I get access to a label that tells me whether something is genetically-altered or is a clone, I don’t mind what is sold. Full disclosure is what I want.

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    Chimera Says:

    Cloned food is NOT the same as genetically modified food.

    As long as the original food product is healthy, and the cloning process is accurate, the clone will also be healthy, and therefore perfectly safe to eat.

    The danger will come in if genetic modifications are done at the same time.

    Clone: noun: a group of genetically identical cells or organisms derived from a single cell or individual by some kind of asexual reproduction.

    Okay, who here eats potatoes? Guess what? You’re already eating clones!

  6. 6

    Paul, I would submit the same applies to the science we are fed.

    As for cloned food, heck, people eat poutine. So…

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    Peter LeBlanc Says:

    Cloning in general may be a problem for some religions. They may argue we are trying to » play God ». The Catholic Church teaches that God shares His Divinity with us., albeit created Divinity. The Catholic Church believes in Evolution, ie it is Gods plan. Was the primordial soup using its power of Divinity to evolve us ? If so, should we us our power of Divinity to further His Plan of evolution through Cloning?

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