The FDA has released a formal recommendation to allow milk and meat from cloned animals on grocery store shelves, without labels indicating them as such. Many believe that the FDA should keep cloned foods off the market.
Clones are currently made by taking single cells taken from animals, growing the cell into an embryo in a laboratory, and then transferring the embryo to the womb of a surrogate mother animal. Relatively few cloned farm animals currently exist, but biotechnology companies are planning to clone animals which produce the most milk or the best-tasting meat.
Polls have found that as many as two-thirds of Americans, and three-quarters of American women, disapprove of cloning animals for food.
You know that Monsanto will use every trick in the book to deceive you for their own benefit. One of their newest tricks is to use the Christmas holiday season when everyone is preoccupied with their family and celebration, so they could get the FDA to approve cloned milk and meats for sale in your neighborhood grocery store has happened as predicted.
They correctly realized that there would be little opposition to this during the hectic holiday season.
Unfortunately, if you eat beef from conventional sources, there's a possibility you've already eaten this type of food, thanks to some ranchers who looked the other way when the FDA imposed a voluntary moratorium on cloned beef five years ago.
Some ranchers admit cloned cattle have made it into the food chain and, quite possibly, your dinner table.
The FDA is letting untested, laboratory-grown foods be crammed down your throat, whether you want them or not.
Although a majority of Americans still believe they've never eaten a genetically modified food -- at least 70 percent of the processed foods you'll find in a grocery store are made with them -- they really do care about where their foods come from. One of the big issues here is labeling; why aren't cloned foods and GM foods required to be labeled as such?
The only reason is to protect big business; they worry that if you knew the origins of your food, you wouldn't buy it -- and with good reason.
That's why finding local sources for your food remains your safest and best bet for protecting your health.
I recently reviewed this topic with Jeffrey Smith who is probably the leading expert in the US on GM foods and he had the following to say about GM labeling.
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