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#724815 --- 01/05/08 08:21 AM Cloned Meat aka "Frankenfood"
~Ellie~ Offline
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US regulators set to approve cloned meat, milk: report

NEW YORK (AFP) - The US Food and Drug Administration is expected to declare milk and meat from cloned animals and their offspring safe to eat as early as next week, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

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#724818 --- 01/05/08 08:49 AM Re: Cloned Meat aka "Frankenfood" [Re: ~Ellie~]
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We have been eating cloned fruit for years; all commercially available grapes, apples, pears, peaches, apricots, and many other fruits are cloned. Ditto for many vegetables, such as corn. There is no reason to be afraid of cloned meats unless there is something genetically wrong with the original stock from which the DNA is taken.
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#724819 --- 01/05/08 08:54 AM Re: Cloned Meat aka "Frankenfood" [Re: AbuDhabi]
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WOW
First, people already regularly eat lots of clones, that is, cloned fruits and vegetables. This includes most wine grapes, and all seedless grapes. Granny Smith, Red Delicious, and Gala apples are all clones, as are garlic and most blueberries. One might think that being genetically identical might actually enhance food safety since people have already eaten the clones' forbears without ill effects.
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#725059 --- 01/05/08 04:06 PM Re: Cloned Meat aka "Frankenfood" [Re: ~Ellie~]
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Originally Posted By: ~Ellie~
One might think that being genetically identical might actually enhance food safety since people have already eaten the clones' forbears without ill effects.


Yeah, but the hippies, luddites, and nay-sayers don't have enough to complain about. Maybe they're working on a Nobel Prize for Silliness, same as Al.
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