Measured Against Reality

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Cloned Meat

OK, this is annoying.

Why are people so afraid of cloned meat? If anything it means that quality will go up, since the best cows no longer have to be bred, they can simply be clones. At the very worst nothing changes.

Besides, large amounts of fruit and vegetables (and potted plants) come from cloned sources. You’re likely to have eaten something that was cloned recently.

At least with genetic engineering there’s some legitimate reason to be concerned about deleterious side-effects, cloned animals aren’t altered in any way.

If I were worried about something it would be the stuff they feed them, like growth hormones or antibiotics.

But if you really want safe food, you’re going to have to grow it yourself.

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