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Cloned meats? What is Peta's/ Veg*ns stance on this?

I think gmo/cloned foods should be stayed away from in general, so I'm obviously not advocating cloned foods. I know that sometime (soon!) cloned beef and dairy will be entering the marketplace? What is the general viewpoint on this? It's not actually 'meat' or animal-derived, just the cells replicated to resemble identically those of beef, etc....  I think this is a scary thing to happen, and is not the answer to ending world hunger.. I think this will cause a lot more disease....Thoughts?

Sometime soon?

Already in the markets here in the USA

Just they do not have to mark it as cloned.

The major meat industries are very powerfull and lobbied to not have meat labeled correctly.

USDA is good at covering things up.

Any one a little older will remember purple dye stamps on meat.
That fiasco turned out to be toxic. Sorry just steered off the road back to the topic.

Anything goverment with iniatials is no good for us. examples  could be like USDA or FDA

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PETA seems to be on board with this.  Recently they offered $1 million to the first company who could create a commercially viable process to "grow" meat.  What is very worrisome about cloned meats (and other foods as well) is the rest of the world is sitting around waiting to see what the long term effects are in the United States before they allow it.  In a way us Americans are all a part of a giant science experiment.

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PETA seems to be on board with this.  Recently they offered $1 million to the first company who could create a commercially viable process to "grow" meat.  What is very worrisome about cloned meats (and other foods as well) is the rest of the world is sitting around waiting to see what the long term effects are in the United States before they allow it.  In a way us Americans are all a part of a giant science experiment.

yeah, it does seem like a big experiment like vaccinnes

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Personally, I think they should apply the technology to organs before dinner. Really. If the really understood the technology of cloning tissue, they could take the cells from organ donors and supply people vith vital transplants.

Or I could be totally off, as is usually the case.

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Personally, I think they should apply the technology to organs before dinner. Really. If the really understood the technology of cloning tissue, they could take the cells from organ donors and supply people vith vital transplants.

Or I could be totally off, as is usually the case.

This.

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I was under the impression that cloned animals die young, having aged quickly, after terrible suffering? Not something I'd want to eat.

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I was under the impression that cloned animals die young, having aged quickly, after terrible suffering? Not something I'd want to eat.

I think they don't clone the whole animal - just bits of muscle.

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I am 100% aganist GMOs, labeling NEEDS to be required!

Please sign the petition here:
http://www.organicconsumers.org/monlink.cfm

And what do you mean sometime soon?

Cloned meats and dairy have been in the food supply from some time now.

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laurax your link is pretty good.
I am happy to see info like this floating around
Monsanto this company amazes me
They control so many food companies and have no problems testing there products on US consumers and now they are International
World wide contamination coming soon.

Look through there history and you will see failed products that consumers unknowingly consumed.

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I was under the impression that cloned animals die young, having aged quickly, after terrible suffering? Not something I'd want to eat.

I heard two different concepts.
One is that they clone the tissue (where do they get the tissue?  From a live animal or dead animal?)
Another is that they actually clone them where they live and then kill them?

But I haven't really researched it.

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What is Peta's/ Veg*ns  stance on ... ?

much as PETA has done, regardless the amount of attention, both positive & not, given them, and although i might look from time to time at their current projects, i won't let them or any organization take over my responsibility to make decisions for myself ...

~ fr

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i kinda hate peta and a lot of their tactics, but here is my stance:

If by cloned you mean grow the same cow from a test tube through a regular life, i'm against it.

but if you mean make a steak in a petri dish, without ever having an animal, i'm all for it.  i know you would have to have a couple cells to base it off of, but the amount you could get out of those few cells would be huge.  and i don't think they would have to kill an animal to do it, they could probably extract the cells from living tissue or an animal that died of natural causes.

and i think human organs would be much more complex to clone than the meaty parts of an animal.  i assume this is why meat is one of the first things they're trying it with.  it seems like blood should be an early one, too.  to be able to make a nearly unlimited amount of blood for transfusions and stuff would be amazing.

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What is Peta's/ Veg*ns  stance on ... ?

much as PETA has done, regardless the amount of attention, both positive & not, given them, and although i might look from time to time at their current projects, i won't let them or any organization take over my responsibility to make decisions for myself ...

~ fr

Word.

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I tihnk this falls under the category of "yet another irresponsible PETA move."  Even if I ate/enjoyed meat, there is no way I would eat that. 

We know meat is bad for us.  PETA sure knows this!  And test tube meat will be equally bad, if not dreadfully worse.  Really, it's just gross.  Again, PETA should spend more effort educating people about what they can eat BESIDES meat, rather than focusing on all these stunts with huge shock value but little effect.    Same goes for the Sea Kittens and the Lettuce Ladies and the Super Bowl ads. 

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