Saturday, January 19, 2008

Cloned Beef:

The FDA has now approved “cloned meat”:

“After years of detailed study and analysis, the Food and Drug Administration has concluded that meat and milk from clones of cattle, swine, and goats, and the offspring of clones from any species traditionally consumed as food, are as safe to eat as food from conventionally bred animals. There was insufficient information for the agency to reach a conclusion on the safety of food from clones of other animal species, such as sheep.”

I do not pretend to understand the process, however why not lamb?

Restaurants will need to really understand their suppliers because the issue will become a hot button with customers. If you serve them cloned meat you will no doubt have some responsibility to inform them.

On a more positive note, the cut of beef you serve on the plate today will be exactly like the one you served on the plate yesterday, and maybe the one that will be on the plate tomorrow.

Anyone for Cloned Beef? :)