Friday, December 29, 2006

FDA declares Cloned meat Safe! Are we supposed to feel good about that with their track record?

More about the FDA shortly and I do want to know what you think about the FDA and the idea of eating cloned, unmarked, meat?
The FDA assures us after a supposed 5 year study for your safety they concluded that cloned livestock is "virtually indistinguishable" from conventional livestock. i really don't know what I think about this yet but I have learned not to trust the FDA. I have to ask how virtual is this virtually indistinguishable difference? and we don't need special labels?
I understand the verdict is out for 3 months until a final decision is made on disclosure issue . While Joseph Mendelson, legal director of the Center for Food Safety says we are going to be having a product that has potential safety issues and has a whole load of ethical issues tied to it, without any labeling.
Also the director of food policy at the Consumer Federation of America said the FDA is ignoring research that shows cloning results in

more deaths and deformed animals than other reproductive technologies. They have announced that they feel so good about this cloned meat that they will ask food companies and supermarkets to refuse to sell food from clones.
Looking at the process used in the cloning it appears to be innocent enough but i don't know? How are we supposed to believe the FDA with their track record? we're supposed to feel better because they are only going to use these manufactured animals for breeding! Where the hell is the security in that?

I have to ask once again but who are we supposed to trust? I thought the FDA worked for the people but now I know otherwise. They have misled us many times in the past. Look at some examples of their corruption and you will know why. Then tell me how you feel about this "virtually indistinguishable meat"
First a regulating Government Body should be Governing, Regulating, and protecting us from Food and Drug Companies. We can't realistically expect this to be the case when all sides work together? This idea that the FDA tells us we don't have to know which meat is cloned is not in our interest. Personally I don't trust it and I wouldn't buy it. I believe many of you feel the same way. As they have put the pharmaceutical industry before our health many times. this idea of not letting us know which meat is cloned is not for us, it is for the industry that the FDA works for.
Also a law was quietly passed in Congress a while back to increase the FDA's dependency for funding on the very companies they are supposed to honestly regulate. Not identifying cloned meat is another example of this. Sounds like a setup to me! they can't seriously expect honesty under these conditions can they?
To be fair I wrote this about the FDA 2 years ago and the FDA being funded by the companies they were supposed to be inspecting, along with many other inequities was supposed to be regulated. However I haven't heard anything have you? Seriously, can we expect the FDA to regulate themselves or for that matter, this Congress?
Knowing the FDA's track record how safe do you feel with cloned meat out there marked or unmarked? It seems to me like this should be our decision. we know we can not trust the Government!
Do you trust the FDA?

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Anonymous said...

In 1992 Congress okay for the lobbyist to give (donation) to the FDA.....
Dito Drugs have been put into the Public in No time test....Vioxx.Celebrex,Metformin.etc...
I want to see a daily Video of Congress and the FDA EATing cloned meat for breakfast. lunch and dinner..Let see how they like it ..

Anonymous said...

I've lost my appetite. Wow. Great post.