Blog | January 15, 2008

Jen questions the safety of eating cloned animals

How’s this for rigorous scientific study? The Washington Post carried this story about cloning.

The FDA studied a whopping 600 cloned animals and determined that they would all be safe to eat; which, by their logic, means that all cloned animals must be safe to eat! The scientists ran into wrinkles during the study but ultimately determined that
they should use the same method that farmers (raising NORMAL animals that haven’t been CLONED) have used all along: If a farm animal appears in all respects to be healthy, then presume that food from that animal is safe to eat.

The real question is: Does anyone think we really need this? Is there really
a shortage of cattle, goats, and pigs? Whose interest does this serve?

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