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Post by Hathorite on 26th November 2010, 8:02 am

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I think I'll pass. "Safe" now turns out to be "oh bugger there's a problem" ten years on.
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Post by Dandelion on 26th November 2010, 5:22 pm

I'm amazed that it's scientists who are saying that cloned meat is 'probably' safe - doesn't scientific research normally take years to verify or prove? So this 'advice' (or opinion) is not based on rigorous research.

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Post by mark barker on 26th November 2010, 5:38 pm

I don't have an issue with cloning technology, but I do wonder why they feel the need to bother... As I see it cows don't have huge problems reproducing, so why the need to make them in test tubes?

Wouldn't it be nice if they got the scientists to use their new toys on endangered species, something that might actually benefit the planet....

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Post by budburst12 on 26th November 2010, 8:47 pm

yeah, I totally agree Mark - what on earth is the point of cloned animals for farming purposes? If it's not broke don't fix it - cows are surely more than happy to do the business and make their own next generation. Bonkers!

I'd rather not eat it not necessarily because it may or may not be unsafe but because I do not want to support this kind of pointless technological interference in farming and in the lives of these animals. Sounds a bit stupid perhaps, but it makes a little part of me think science degrees should be banned if developing pointless practices like this is the kind of job they lead on to (along with all the other pointless scientific developments that keep cropping up)! Grrrr! And I know that doesn't make sense because scientists also bring us lots of very useful insights into the world etc etc, but grrrr all the same!
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Post by Hairyloon on 27th November 2010, 11:14 am

Dandelion wrote:I'm amazed that it's scientists who are saying that cloned meat is 'probably' safe - doesn't scientific research normally take years to verify or prove? So this 'advice' (or opinion) is not based on rigorous research.
They have looked carefully at the meat (and let's be honest, these days, they can look very carefully at things), and cloned meat is the same as normal meat... at least on the scale of no two bits of meat are identical anyway.

I don't have any issues with the food safety question, but as others have said... what is the point?
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