Proving once again that the FDA is malfunctioning on every level, cloned meat and dairy products that will be on the shelves in a year or so will not be required to carry special labels. The meat in your burger could be cloned, but don’t worry your pretty little head about it.
In a September poll by the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology, 64 percent said they were uncomfortable with animal cloning … In a December poll by the University of Maryland, the same percentage said they would buy, or consider buying, such food if the government said it was safe.
Thankfully a few people in Congress are speaking up:
Some in Congress want to require labels on food from clones. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., has introduced legislation to require this note on packages: “This product is from a cloned animal or its progeny.”
Eating feels less and less like a natural thing and more like a science project every day.