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Old 12-28-2006, 06:28 PM   #1
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FDA's OK May Spark 'Clone-Free' Labels

FDA's OK May Spark 'Clone-Free' Labels - washingtonpost.com

one step closer to have cloned meat at a grocery store.

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Old 12-28-2006, 06:53 PM   #2
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I don't think that is what the article is saying at all. It sounds to me as though the FDA would not permit a label that says -clone free- because it would mislead consumers into believing that the product in question was safer than another product.
According to the article, there is virtually no difference in the meat or dairy product produced by clones.
Considering most meat, poultry, fish and vegetables are already chemically enhanced, I don't see the big difference here. Actually, I imagine once the cloning process is complete, a cloned animal could be raised green, organically, making a healthier product for the consumer.

I wouldn't reject it any more than I would reject any other meat.
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Old 12-28-2006, 07:02 PM   #3
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I don't understand what the benefit would be to selling cloned cattle beef over regular cattle beef..?

Am I missing something?
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I really don't understand what all the big fuss is about, but it's always been that way with something new. A lot of people didn't like homogonized milk when it first came out, or bread made with enriched flour (didn't like the taste of those vitamins). Most of you all are just too young to remember that.
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I don't understand what the benefit would be to selling cloned cattle beef over regular cattle beef..?

Am I missing something?
more food for more people...Supply and demand.
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I would like to know if the meat is from a cloned animal or not. I think there is a period of time for questions and argument and believe that to be best.
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Reading the above linked Washington Post article and listening to a couple news segments on the subject leads to think that it means the FDA doesn't expect to require labels.

If they think it would give them a competitive edge marketers will "label" it "No cloned..." but it won't have any real meaning, in my opinion.

Personally I think this is presently more of an animal rights/cruelty issue than a public health one.
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I would like to know if the meat is from a cloned animal or not. I think there is a period of time for questions and argument and believe that to be best.
Currently, they are in the questions and arguments period.
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more food for more people...Supply and demand.
I still don't get it... you still have to raise them from babies.. or are you implying that because they can clone abnormally large cows, it will increase the supply?

I am not trying to poke holes, just trying to understand..
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I still don't get it... you still have to raise them from babies.. or are you implying that because they can clone abnormally large cows, it will increase the supply?

I am not trying to poke holes, just trying to understand..
I'm not very smart but I think the idea is that maybe someday instead of a cow producing one calf in a year, a whole herd might be cloned from it in the same time.

I could be wrong on this, but at current state of art, after many unsucessful and very expensive clones are produced, one may actually be a healthy, successful duplication of the "parent." I presume that's why the article says that it is currently only practical for breeding stock.
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