We're all going to be eating cloned meat soon
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?