Food from Cloned Animals
Posted by on the 13th January 2008
Something that is being reported here today in the UK is that in America cloned animals are being eaten in the food chain. Meat products from chickens, pigs, and higher- yielding dairy cows are already being consumed. This has appeared because the European Food Safety Authority EFSA will give support to EU scientists who say meat and milk from cloned farm animals should be cleared for sale. All this while the EFSA admits it is a relatively new technology, "the available data for risk assessment are limited" and there are gaps in knowledge about the welfare of the animals involved.
Yesterday's statement also concedes: "Death and disease rates of clones are significantly higher than in conventionally-reproduced animals.”The health and welfare of a significant proportion of clones have been found to be adversely affected."
The original clone Dolly the Sheep, created by the Roslyn Institute in Scotland, suffer the early onset of crippling arthritis. Other animals suffer horrific deformities, are we really playing God for the benefit of the human race.
How any of us are aware that this is going on and possibly eating potentially life threatening foods let us know your views