Is It Safe To Eat Dairy Or Beef From A Cloned Cow?

Following the revelation that meat or dairy products from the offspring of cloned cows has entered the food chain, michael kors handbags two experts give their opinion on whether it is safe.
Food Standards Agency (FSA) research found that most British people think that cloning animals is interfering with nature, and that the only winners would be organisations like biotech companies and food retailers, with no benefit to consumers. The public are worried about the animal welfare horrors that cloning involves, and concerned about the safety of food from cloned animals. Yet FSA boss Tim Smith says he has ‘no concerns’. Who is right?
Cloning and GM crops takes farming in michael kors outlet a direction which the public rightly distrust. The only major international scientific assessment of the future of agriculture, in the face of climate change and increased population, supports the public.
Some 400 international scientists concluded that in future we must farm in ways which increase diversity of cropping to improve food security, and rely less on artificial fertilisers (made from fossil fuels), as oil becomes scarcer and more expensive. The development of cloned animals dramatically narrows the genetic base on which our food production relies, just when we need to widen it. Cloned dairy and beef cattle are designed michael kors for maximum meat and milk output, but that requires massive inputs of grain and soya. Cattle should eat grass we can’t eat, not grain we can. Soya increasingly comes from cleared rainforests.
This is the wrong direction not just for farming, but for the planet. For human health, no evidence of danger is not the same as safe. There’s been no long term safety testing of meat or milk from cloned cattle – if business interests get their way, there never will be. It is a scandal that we’re even considering cloning animals, given that we already know that terrible suffering it imposes on surrogate mothers and the many cloned offspring where things go wrong. On this, the public are right.
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