Flashback: USDA ‘Doesn’t Know’ if You Are Eating Cloned Meat
April 9, 2012
It may come as a surprise, but you may be consuming cloned meat on a
regular basis. In fact, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (head of the
USDA) says that he has no idea whether or not cloned meat has been sold
inside the United States — or even how much. But instead of
investigating or setting up parameters, the USDA asserts that it is safe
in their view so there is no cause for alarm. It is currently forbidden
by the agency itself for any producer to distribute or sell cloned
The news came back in August of 2010, when U.S. Secretary of
Agriculture Tom Vilsack went on record saying that he really doesn’t
know whether or not cloned meat is being put on dinner tables
nationwide. The announcement was made after the United Kingdom’s Food
Standards Agency told consumers that meat from descendants of cloned
animals had already
entered the food supply. Of course the agency made the statements a
year after the cloned products leaked into the food chain. Still, just
like the USDA, the UK’s FSA stated that they believe cloned meat poses
no risk, so citizens should not panic. The reason? They say that cloned
meat has ‘ no substantial difference’ to traditional meat, and therefore
it is safe.
Here’s what Tom Vilsack’s response is to whether or not cloned meat
is being sold in United States stores and subsequently being eaten by
“I can’t say today that I can answer your question in an
affirmative or negative way. I don’t know. What I do know is that we
know all the research, all of the review of this is suggested that this
is safe,” Vilsack said to reporters.
Conventional meat packing industries and suppliers often utilize
disturbing growth techniques with zero regard for the welfare of the
animals and thttp://www.infowars.com/wp-admin/post-new.phphe consumer.
It is not to believe that cloned meat would slip into this chaotic
process and be passed off as traditional meat. In order to avoid the
threat of not only cloned meat but a copious amount of antibiotics (that
you will soon be eating), you should search for high quality meat
sources that utilize grass as a main feed source. The antibiotic problem
is so pervasive, in fact, that a judge recently ordered the FDA to remove antibiotics from animal feed in order to halt the production of super viruses.
This article first appeared at NaturalSociety, uncovering what’s really on your plate and in your environment.
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