Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Consumers May Not Be Able to Avoid Cloned Food

That was the title of an article on Common Dreams.

In the article, the author says "But food merchants, from small shop owners to national supermarket chains, could face formidable challenges if they want to guarantee customers the option of avoiding all products linked to cloning."

Here's you a really simple, really easy way to avoid eating cloned animals. Buy from small producers directly! We appreciate the business and you will appreciate knowing exactly what your animals are, what they eat, and how they are treated.


Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh yeah....there was an interview with a farmer who grows "cloned beef" for food on NPR about a month ago...very scary. He was saying that there could be beef from cloned cows in our food stock right now, countering exactly what the FDA is saying and that this meat is not currently required to identify itself.

I couldn't find the link to the radio interview with the farmer, unfortunately, but I did find this article:
"Cloned Beef: It's what's for dinner" (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18137332)

Alison said...

Great blog. I hope you don't mind, but I added a link to your blog on my webpage, www.corridorlocavore.com!

Pichinde said...

Farmgirl - thanks for that link! It's interesting how much can make it into the US food system without our (consumers) knowledge.

Alison - 'Course I don't mind! Thank you!