We're all going to be eating cloned meat soon

26 November 2010

Future burgers
A while ago, people were up in arms about GM crops and the like, eyeing up food like it was Frankenstein's monster. Maybe people will start shouting all over again when they hear the news that government scientists reckon that cloned meat and milk isn't a safety risk.

This will be music to the ears of British supermarkets no doubt who will be weighing up the cheapest way to launch burgers into our yapping mouths.

The Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes said there was no substantial difference between meat and milk from cloned animals and produce from conventional livestock.

However, it did point out that: “Evidence on the composition of meat and milk is relatively limited, further ­evidence is required on how the rearing of ­animals in different environments may affect the meat and milk.”

That sounds like a case of 'it might taste worse than shit'.

That all said, the European Commission is proposing that cloned meat and milk is banned.

A spokeswoman from the Soil Association, said: “There are many unanswered questions on the issue of cloning animals — both ethical and practical — and insufficient regulation. Not only does cloning have a negative impact on animal welfare, we also have no long-term evidence for the impacts on health.”

Is it really worse than the arses and eyelids that go into some meat products though?


TOPICS:   Supermarket


  • No
    > was no substantial difference between meat and milk from cloned animals and produce from conventional livestock. You'd expect it to be similar, given it is from a clone.
  • Yes
    # We’re all going to be eating cloned meat soon Excellent. I want to force feed a cloned burger to a vegan.
  • Touchwood
    Why, pray, do we need to clone cows, apart from it being one step nearer to cloning us - see "Never Lett Me Go", etc.
  • Will
    I won't. I'm a vegetarian. You start cloning my carrots and we've got problems.
  • Boris
    Don't know what you're all worried about; I love the taste of clowns. @Will - I actually did clone some cauliflower last week; could have a go at carrot for you.
  • Hnnnrgr
    Well, we already read cloned news stories, so I guess it won't be too great a stretch for us.
  • Zleet
    Clones naturally occur in nature anyway (twins) and no one eating them has ever suddenly become a Zombie or had their rectum explode. Wonder how long until the 'It's against god' crap pops up like it did when some people massively misunderstood the stem cell research going on in Newcastle using cow ova and started claiming they were creating man cow hybrids.

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