Tuesday, March 27, 2007

initial response???

Do you want to eat animal clones?
I copied this from an email I got this morning from a group called Care2. They have their "action alerts"--but now I wonder what all of you think--check it out--

"If you answered no, you're not alone – most Americans would rather not eat milk and meat from cloned animals. Yet the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering allowing milk and meat from cloned animals and their offspring to be sold as food, without any requirement to label this food as derived from clones – meaning cloned meat and milk could soon be coming to a market near you.

What's the problem with food from clones? Cloning produces unhealthy animals who suffer needlessly. Clones die at a young age, suffer birth defects, and are often treated with antibiotics, possibly contributing to an increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria.

New food technology such as animal cloning should be proven safe for humans and animals before being allowed on the market. Urge the FDA to keep the moratorium on meat and milk from cloned animals and their offspring and to require food from clones to be labeled if it is ever allowed on the market.

UPDATE: The deadline for comments is April 2nd - please act today!"

So I signed it--seems pretty icky.

What say you science heads?? David? Bogdan?

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