Eating FrankenCows

The FDA has released its draft assesment of the safety of cloned animals entering the human food supply. They are inviting public comment for the next 90 (89, today) days.

I don’t intend to read this thing, but I will skim it. If only to see what people are concerned about. How can an animal that is born from a mother-animal, grow, eat, and evetually die, be unsafe when it comes to eating it? That’s not a rhetorical question. What are the risks? I’m very curious.

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2 Responses to Eating FrankenCows

  1. Steph says:

    I suspect the concern is more ethical– and not ethical as relates to the animal, but ethical in the idea that this technology might eventually be applied to people, and that somehow eating a cloned cow is bolstering that agenda…

  2. Zerj says:

    For that matter we have been eating cloned fruit for decades so now its just the next step in food engineering. And I am not thinking about just bananas that are all budded from one mother tree. I was thinking more about avacados which one mother tree branch is grafted onto rootstock of a normal avacado seedling.

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