FRANKENFOOD UPDATE: BUSH FDA TO OK CLONED MEAT AND MILK?!!
As these consumer-advocates remind us (PDF), we don’t know the long-term effects of mammal cloning on clones, their descendants, or their byproducts…but apparently some bad short-term effects draw attention to themselves. Nevermind the potentially permanent, life-on-earth-altering effects of polluting the “natural” gene-pool with clones, like happens already with genetically-modified crops. The fact that the Bushies discount these because they’re not “unique” to cloning simply displays the kind of compartmentalized thinking we’ve gotten used to from the Fundamentalists in power…anything to advance their agenda, even if seemingly self-contradictory…in this case, pro-cloning-businesses. Even if it advances HUMAN cloning!
In any case, this is so revolutionary and universally repugnant, that if they’re really going to allow it, there really should be no objection to labeling of clonefood – what are they afraid of?!!! you’d think they’d be bragging, right?!!! – or if necessary, allowing “clone-free” labeling. So send your comments to the FDA, but also contact Congress and (LOL!) the White House ASAP. Democrats might not let this one by.