Sep 22 2008

FDA issues guidelines on cloned animals

The FDA says meat from cloned animals is safe and has produced a bunch of web documents to reassure you that you can eat these things.  Will the meat be labeled as cloned?  Of course not.  The FDA guidelines will be up for comment for the next 60 days so if you have an opinion on this development, now is your chance.  I particularly recommend the Q’s and A’s on the FDA site.  Here’s one example:  “Q: Will food from GE animals be in the food supply? A: FDA has so far not approved or authorized any GE animals for use in food. However, we are reviewing applications…We can not predict when we will complete those reviews, but we will not approve any GE animal for food use unless we find that the food from those GE animals is safe.”

  • Patty Peltekos

    Oh, good grief. Let’s just mix up some melamine with the cloned animals’ genetically engineered feed and eat as many cloned-beef burgers as we can! What’s to worry about?

  • Sheila

    Yep, the good ole FDA…a definite maybe, if they get around to it, under circumstances they cannot detail on paper.

  • http://fanaticcook.blogspot.com/ Bix

    How can someone abstain from eating cloned meat for religious or ethical reasons … if it’s not labeled?

  • Veronique Stravato

    What I am most curious about is whether or not voluntary labeling will be permissible. I remember the big move Monsanto made to try to prohibit voluntary labeling of milk with regard to the use of rBGH. Also, could genetically engineered animals still qualify for organic certification? They guidelines seem to leave me with more questions than answers.

  • Veronique Stravato

    What I am most curious about is whether or not voluntary labeling will be permissible. I remember the big move Monsanto made to try to prohibit voluntary labeling of milk with regard to the use of rBGH. Also, could genetically engineered animals still qualify for organic certification? These guidelines seem to leave me with more questions than answers.

  • http://doesabodygood.blogspot.com Michelle @ What Does Your Body Good?

    I mean, eating Play-Doh is safe but that doesn’t mean we should go ahead and eat more Play-Doh. Consumers definitely deserve to know the facts about the food they are eating.

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