Friday, December 29, 2006

Question of the Day

The FDA has "declared meat and milk from cloned animals safe to eat." It has proposed to place these products on supermarket shelves without any distinct label to indicate the product origins. Do you have any issues with eating cloned animals?


Brother Spotless said...

Some say that the science isn't yet available to the FDA to allow them to properly test the meat and milk of the cloned cows. That has never stopped capitalism before, and this drips of a religious far-right winged effort to ban cloning.

Pass the steak sauce!!

Brother Tallness said...

I guess what jumps out to me immediately in this story is the elimination of consumer choice. Supposing that down the road we find that the meat and milk from cloned cows is harmful, I had no way of simply avoiding this danger in the past. For some reason, I have reservations about blindly trusting the federal government when they say "trust us, everything will be ok".