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Meat and milk from cloned cattle are safe, scientists say

No substantial difference between products of cloned and conventional livestock


 

Meat and milk from cloned cattle and their offspring are safe to consume, according to independent scientists reporting for the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes, the BBC reports. They found no substantial difference between meat and milk from cloned animals, and those from conventional livestock. This comes after three cases of meat linked to a cloned cow being sold in the U.K., two of them bulls from embryos of a cow cloned in the U.S. The third was meat from a male calf sent to a London butcher’s shop. In the U.S., South America and Asia, farmers can breed from cloned cows, sheep and pigs, but farmers in Europe need specific authorization.

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Meat and milk from cloned cattle are safe, scientists say

  1. Anything that pertains to frankenfood has Monsanto behind it, including so-called "scientists", all bought and paid for like the politicians who approve it for sale. These "animals" will come back to bite us in the ass.

    • Cloning is not GM.
      Cloning is producing a copy of the donor. Nothing has to be done to the genetic material except transfer it intact.
      Frankenfood is the scary name given to GM food by those who don't like the idea of it, but have no evidence to back up their calls for banning it. It's an emotional tag excusing an emotional knee-jerk response.
      As for your idea about the animals, they might indeed. I mean do we not breed enough cattle already? Do we really need to clone them to fill our guts? They eat enough food, destroy enough land and produce enough waste already and it is these things that might indeed come back to bite us in the ass.
      Now if we could genetically modify an organism so that meat and crops could be grown in a lab using fluids and saving the land for other aspects of the natural world and relieving it of the pressure put on it by industrialised agriculture; that would be an earth saver.

  2. Just the name..'' Novel Foods and Processes'' makes me feel kind of Queasy……

  3. "They found no substantial difference between meat and milk from cloned animals, and those from conventional livestock."
    So they did find differences just not substantial enough to warrant explaining them to us?

    • You'll always find differences between samples, even if there are none; that's the nature of measurements. Scientifically speaking, it is incorrect to say "there are no differences" because there is inherent uncertainty in any measurement.

      • Yeah it's kinda weird how actual evidence and reality whizz over the heads of those who actually have their mind made up already.
        But it's scientists and those who actually rely on verifiable evidence who are wrong or in the pay of industry. The literature is there, but actually reading and interpreting it takes so much time and effort.