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Would you eat cloned food?

I just read that cloned food may already be in our food supply. The thought of cloned food bugs me – there’s just something about it that I think is wrong. But what really gets me is that there is no way to tell whether the food out there is from conventional animals or from the clones.

The Food and Drug Administration says it would be impossible to know whether food and milk from the offspring of cloned animals is in the U.S. food supply because there is no difference between cloned and conventional products.

In January, the FDA said meat and milk from cloned cattle, swine and goats and their offspring were as safe to eat as the meat and milk from traditional animals.

Critics argue we don’t know enough about the cloning technology to ensure the food is safe and that the FDA also needs to address concerns over animal cruelty and ethical issues.

I just want the cloned stuff labeled so I can avoid it. What do you think – should cloned food be labeled? Would you eat it?

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