Would you eat cloned meat?

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  1. InTheFlesh77 Set the controls... Registered Senior Member

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    Meat from the offspring of a cloned cow was eaten in the UK last year, the Food Standards Agency has said.

    Two bulls from the embryos of a cow cloned in the US were bought by a farm near Nairn in the Highlands, and meat from one was sold to consumers.

    Clicky clicky > http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-10859866

    Would you?, wouldn't you?, personally i don't know, and yes you may not know if you did, but if you knew, would you?.
     
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  3. Hercules Rockefeller Beatings will continue until morale improves. Moderator

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    Yes, I would. Not that I’d go out of my way to specifically do so. But if the meat from cloned animals is sold at supermarkets and butchers I won’t specifically avoid such products.

    There’s no logical reasonable scientific or health reason not to eat the meat from cloned livestock. People may choose some sort of misplaced ethical reason not to, of course.
     
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  5. InTheFlesh77 Set the controls... Registered Senior Member

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    Only asking as this woman i work with is on her soapbox about it.

    Cloned meet giving you cancer and all this...
     
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  7. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    We probably already do without knowing it.
     
  8. InTheFlesh77 Set the controls... Registered Senior Member

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    Exactly my point to her...more stubborn than a really stubborn person.
     
  9. Lori_7 Go to church? I am the church! Registered Senior Member

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    i don't eat non-cloned meat and i wouldn't eat cloned meat either. the problem i have with it is that our production and consumption practices are so unnatural and detrimental to animals and to ourselves. i only see cloning as exacerbating the problem with a complete disregard for life and quality of life.
     
  10. InTheFlesh77 Set the controls... Registered Senior Member

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    Maybe so Lori, but damn does it taste good

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  11. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    I would prefer meat grown apart from a living animal, I think that will happen soon.
     
  12. Hercules Rockefeller Beatings will continue until morale improves. Moderator

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    Are you referring specifically to the cloning of animals (cloning by somatic cell nuclear transfer) or to farming and livestock practices in general? If the former, in what way is the production and farming of cloned animals any more “unnatural and detrimental” than traditional practices?


    How? Be specific.

    Please explain.
     
  13. Maika Registered Member

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    fudge no.
     
  14. superstring01 Moderator

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    Yes.

    We all eat cloned meat anyway. Veterinarians regularly create "twins" of cows and inseminate females with the embryos.

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  15. Enmos Registered Senior Member

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    No, I wouldn't. I'm principally against cloning altogether.

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    I'm sure the above contains some sort of linguistical error. It just doesn't look right.
    Fraggle?
     
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  16. Rhaedas Valued Senior Member

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    Love to hear her sources. Maybe she thinks cloning involves irradiation. Which itself, a separate thing, isn't an issue to me either.
     
  17. Rhaedas Valued Senior Member

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    Even naturally? What would you do with the extra?

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    I take it that it's not the kind of cloning that the OP speaks of?
    Anyway, do you have some more info on it?
     
  19. Enmos Registered Senior Member

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    No, only artificial cloning of course. I thought that was what the OP was talking about.
     
  20. superstring01 Moderator

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    My sister breeds cows for a living.

    She actually "extracts" the sperm from the bulls, slips gloves on and inseminates the cows. She also sells the sperm to animal clinics to make embryos. It's common place here in the States.

    I'm sure it can be googled. I'll dig for info when I get home from work this evening.

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  21. atheist Registered Member

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    do they still have the bull hump a fake bull and vagina with the person underneath collecting the sperm? if so that is one disturbing job to have.

    job description: "red rocket technician" lol
     
  22. InTheFlesh77 Set the controls... Registered Senior Member

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    Oh i did ask where she heard this. Now don't take this the wrong way but her family originate from Jamaica and most stuff she comes out with seems to be anti England and/or UK. I believe (having recently woke up as i work nights) she did quote something about having different digestive systems and that 'her' people as she quoted, are more suseptible (sp?) to cancer from this type of food.

    And to look at her she's had more than the odd 'big meal' if you know what i mean.

    Personally i think she's chatting shit.

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  23. Maika Registered Member

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    i wanna do that! what a great job.

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    do you think you need any work experience?
     

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