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Animal cloning is a controversial technology with few, if any, benefits to consumers, according to Mellon. Most cloned animals have severe defects and are more likely than ordinary farm animals to die at an early age.
Despite widespread public disapproval, FDA is not planning to require labeling of products from cloned animals, keeping already wary consumers in the dark," Food and Water Watch, an advocacy group, said in a statement.
Originally posted by Shar
Well it's not going to happen.... They are not going to label it.
I believe they know people would shun away from it. They would prefer to watch the people all die first from diseases they put in it and then say, "whoops, our bad.”
Reports this morning say the Food & Drug Administration says clones are safe for food; there are no hidden risks, as some believed. Knowing that, would you eat food from a cloned animal?
Yes 33% 215
No 67% 429
Total Votes: 644
This is not a scientific poll
Originally posted by Cythraul
Wow! This thread seems to have been a bit of a one-horse race, so far.
It's at times like these that I'm incredibly glad I made the choice to go vegan. The chemicals, drugs and artificial insemination rife in the meat and dairy industry so far scares the crap out of me - let alone the concept of cloning animals for meat. I am absolutely opposed to it, and for a number of reasons:
- It paves the way for meat-farming of the most hideous nature. It will lead to Matrix-style meat crops, making factory farming look like summer camp for cows. It seems that these cloned animals have already been referred to as being 'lesser' than natural animals. How do you think that will affect their treatment? We will be able to justify the most deplorable of suffering on the grounds that these animals are second-class citizens in the world of cattle. "Oh it's ok that they grow upside down, hanging on a rope. They're not real cows".
- I am not religious, but I am spiritual. Mother nature won't stand for this kind of treatment, and she will express her disapproval one way or another - mostly likely in the form of a new CJD-type disease.
- All practical results of this aside, how much does it say about our world? Is it really for the best interests of us/animals/the planet? Or is it happening because we are unwilling to even acknowledge that the world population has spiralled out of control, let alone address it? If ever there was a sign that population was unnaturally high, surely the requirement for cloned meat would be it. It's quite sickening really.
- Do the supermarkets and mass-providers of meat really care about us, or do they care about profits? Even if they knew this was harmful, would they not go ahead with it anyway in the name of profits? Of course they would. Will the CEOs and their families be eating this cloned meat themselves? I very much doubt it.
- It was suggested in this thread that 'chunks' of meat could be grown independent of the animal. Well I still wouldn't eat it, but on totally different grounds to the ones that led me to become vegan/vegetarian in the first place. I wouldn't eat it out of concern for my own health, because mark my words - there will be health consequences for this. I'd put money on it if my local bookies were taking the bet.