Tuesday, January 15, 2008

'Frankenfood' gets nod from FDA

It took a 900-page report, but the Food and Drug Administration says meat and dairy products from cloned food is as safe as that from non-cloned (we'll call them "normal") animals.

Not in my refrigerator.

Details on the ruling go on to explain that it would be the offspring from cloned animals that would be marketed, not necessarily the first-generation of clones.

The irony: In 1997, Scottish scientists produced the sheep Dolly, the first cloned animal. Sheep aren't on the FDA's approved list.