The FDA in all of their wisdom has publicly declared that eating food from cloned animals and their offspring is safe. cloned meat
Does this news make anyone else’s head start to spin? What are the implications? We modify the genes of animals then we eat their meat or drink their milk. What happens to our genes? Our bodies?
I don’t have a ton of scientific facts and figures yet. I do have this feeling in my mummy gut that consuming cloned animals is wrong for our bodies.
Back in middle school I read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. The Jungle is a graphic book about the slaughterhouses in Chicago. Ever since that book, meat has always made me more than a little queasy.
Presently my meat consumption is relatively low. This may be the news that pushes me over the edge to vegetarianism.
So how do I get unlazy and do this for my family? Maybe I can set a goal of preparing three meatless dinners per week for the family? That seems doable. Then I can gradually step-up as I become more educated.
Recently I did find a blog with vegetarian recipes. That should help. If there was a vegetarian restaurant close by that would be a huge help in introducing me to new foods. No such luck there.
All of this talk about cloning makes me wonder if this will also open eyes on just how much of our food supply is now genetically modified. Will others start to ask questions and begin to refuse to buy?