I don’t know if you have been following the news about this but the FDA is getting ready to approve allowing milk, eggs and meat from cloned animals into our food supply and there would be no required labeling on these products that are coming from cloned animals. Personally I don’t care if they think it’s safe or not, if I am being sold milk, eggs and meat from cloned animals, I want to know, it’s my right to know this as a consumer regardless of if they think it is safe or not. If the food is not labeled then I have no choice if I want to consume these products or not.
“FDA: Cloned livestock is safe to eat” – CNN; December 28, 2006
Please take action on this through the link below….the link will take you to the Organic Consumers website where you can
send in your comments.
FDA MOVES TO FORCE-FEED AMERICAN CONSUMERS CLONED ANIMALS
Despite a September survey found that 64% of Americans are repulsed by
the idea of eating food from cloned animals, the FDA announced this
week that milk, eggs and meat from cloned animals will soon be allowed
on the market. Ignoring a number of disturbing studies suggesting
potential human health hazards, Stephen F. Sundlof, director of the
FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine said “that meat and milk from
cattle, swine and goat clones is as safe to eat as the food we eat
every day.” Consumer, food safety, and animal welfare groups have
condemned the announcement, pointing out that animal cloning is
inherently unpredictable and hazardous, and that the practice of
cloning has led to a high number of cruel and painful deformities in
the experimental animals’ offspring. Recognizing that requiring labels
on cloned food would lead to a massive boycott by consumers, FDA bowed
to industry lobbyists by stating that there likely will be no required
labeling of food products containing ingredients from cloned animals.
The FDA’s controversial proposed regulations in the Federal Register
will now be followed by a three month public comment period. The OCA
is calling on health and humane-minded consumers across the nation to
stop this outrageous and hazardous regulation from coming into force
as federal law.
Take action here: http://www.organicconsumers.org/rd/clones.htm