March 19, 2007

cloned food alert

This seems a little spooky. Looks like the FDA is preparing to allow the sale of cloned foods later this year. In addition, they will not require labeling on cloned food, so consumers will have no way to avoid these experimental foods. Cloned foods seem like a bad idea for lots of reasons, but I'll leave it to the many scientists who are saying there are still many unknown risks and that the studies done so far are inadequate. There are also many animal cruelty and ethical issues as well.

Many sites are asking the public to let the FDA know they oppose cloned foods. You can try to contact the FDA directly, or draft a letter of opposition to cloning at either The Center for Food Safety or The Union of Concerned Scientists and they will deliver it to the FDA for you.