The FDA gives us cloned meat to chew on

The Food and Drug Administration used to have the aura of blue steel. The boys and girls at FDA used to be tough cookies who hardly crumbled. Indeed, they could be downright despotic and terribly tyrannical when it came to issuing their stamp of approval on products. They practically invented the concept of clinical fury.But when the FDA concluded today that food products from cloned animals are just fine and dandy to wolf down, it suddenly dawned on me that this no longer is your father’s FDA. The FDA thinks cloned livestock is “virtually indistinguishable” from conventional livestock, and believes “that meat and milk from cattle, swine and goat clones is (sic) as safe to eat as the food we eat every day.” Gulp.Well, upon further review, perhaps the FDA is right. Because the food we eat every day no longer seems all that safe. After all, E.coli is a noted provocateur in the food chain.Bon appetit.