heard the latest? the food and drug administration is claiming that it is perfectly safe to eat the meat of cloned animals. this biogenetically engineered animal flesh won't be entering the marketplace just yet, but the meat of the offspring of cloned animals is headed to a grocery store near you. and the powers that be are trying to keep the cloned meat from being labeled as such, so you, the consumer, won't know the difference between a regular old cow and franken-beef.
are red flags going off in anybody else's head here? i don't think cloned meat has been around long enough to really know if it's a healthy thing or not; i'm still questioning if the actual act of cloning animals is even ethical, and now we've got the green light to grill up the test-tube meat, slap it between two buns and serve it to the folks at the neighborhood barbecue? do y'all remember dolly? that poor dumb sheep, the first animal ever cloned? they had to put her down way before her prime because she became ill with some lung disease which raised questions about the aging process of cloned animals. hungry yet? although cloned sheep haven't made the final cut (yet) for human consumption, cows, pigs and goats all have the US government's big fat thumbs up.
maybe i'm just a little paranoid because the other day i watched that show "i am legend," and i don't wanna give away the plot here, but i'm a little sensitive about playing god. i'm certain that if we start engineering our meat to be more tender and flavorful instead of letting nature take it's course, it will totally backfire on the human race and we'll turn into rabid, cannibalistic zombies running from will smith and his semi-automatic weapons.
kinda brings a whole new meaning to the double cheeseburger, don't ya think?
*interesting yet unrelated side note: yesterday here in hong kong i paid $50 for one pound of organic ground beef. FIFTY GREENBACKS. i'm anemic, but i don't know if i'm 50-dollars-worth anemic.