I’m not going to pretend I’m up on all the happenings around the world – or that they interest me all that much. I live in my own little world, I rarely watch television, and the only newspaper I read is our smalltown Chillicothe Independent. That said, on my weekly run to the bank I heard something on the radio news about the FDA allowing cloned meat to enter the foodstream. I thought maybe I heard it wrong, so I went to look it up.
The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday took a big step towards approving the sale of meat and milk from cloned animals and their offspring without special labelling.
I’m not necessarily a well-spoken individual. My idea’s tend to be more emotional than thought out and carefully constructed. There are two certain things for me – God and me. I believe and know both exist.
That said, I know that this cloning is not something I feel at all comfortable with. I knew it was happening – however it didn’t affect me or my world. Now it will affect me and my world.
The FDA has consistently tilted toward those who want cloned milk and meat in our food. Agency officials have repeatedly asserted that science shows cloned milk and meat are safe for humans. But the FDA has never published the complete scientific studies it says support that claim.
Maybe I’m overreacting to this. Maybe the gut feeling I have that the only being that should create life is God is incorrect. People are saying that this will help starving individuals, but I seem to recall stories of endless supplies of bread and water turning into wine. I guess we’ll see.
I’m thinking I might just need to make a change in my eating habits.