I recently told you about the insanity going on in a farm in South Dakota where 50 human-cow hybrids are grazing.
The cows have been cloned using human DNA. And they have “fully human immune systems.”
Now certainly, when we’re already inserting human DNA into cows, fooling around with plain old cow-to-cow cloning may seem almost innocent by comparison.
But it’s really a dangerous leap into an unknown world.
Especially when we’re already eating and drinking the results.
It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature
Remember the sheep named Dolly? Back in 1996, Dolly’s birth marked the first time an adult mammal was ever cloned. And she didn’t have a happy ending.
Dolly was put to sleep at the young age of six. She was found to be aging rapidly, suffering from arthritis and other diseases usually only seen in sheep twice her age.
But Dolly’s sad end didn’t make anyone stop for one minute and start asking some questions.
Fast forward to 2008. The FDA suddenly announces that it’s been thinking about food from these cloned animals, and found it to be A-OK. In fact, it called it just as safe as the “food we eat every day.” (Don’t get me started on that one!)
Translation: Since that time meat and milk from cloned cattle has been allowed to be sold in the supermarket.
The head of one cow-cloning company in Iowa, Blake Russell, says that cloned cattle are “in the thousands globally now.” And it’s not just the original clones, but their offspring, which are “going to multiply every year.”
And Russell admits it’s “impossible” to track them at this point.
Since around 90 percent of cloned animals are born with deformities, organ problems, and other health issues, you would think it would be a top priority to be able to trace these animals.
But then a lot die at birth, or are so sick they are put down soon after.
And that, the FDA says, is what will keep the food supply safe.
Wow, that’s reassuring! But it’s not the end of the story.
Not by a long shot.
Those sick clones — the ones stillborn or humanely put to sleep — well, they aren’t just disposed of. No, they end up being rendered into animal feed byproducts.
And those byproducts are fed to other animals, and even used to make pet food.
That’s right. Your beloved Fido or Fluffy could be eating pet food containing the rendered remains of a diseased cloned calf.
And that’s something even the FDA admits can present “possible risks” to both people and animals. But don’t expect any more (non)action by the agency on the issue. It looks like once the FDA put out that report, it washed it hands of any involvement.
While we really have no idea if we’re buying meat or milk from a clone — or a descendant of one — or even from an animal that was fed its remains, there is one way to be sure the offspring of this creepy technology doesn’t land on your plate or in your glass.
And that’s to buy organic meat and milk. Organic rules prohibit the cloning of animals that are used for food.
It looks like organic is fast losing its fancy, elitist image, and becoming the only way we can stay safe from all this modern-day Frankenfood madness.
“US company in Iowa churns out 100 cloned cows a year” Juliette Michel, The Tico Times, ticotimes.net
“Are meat and milk from clones in the food supply?” Martha Rosenberg, The Epoch Times, organicconsumers.org