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Cloning really hasn’t gotten too popular in the beef industry yet, but the folks in the European Union want to make sure it won’t get that way. The EU is currently proposing a ban on the cloning of farm animals and the sale of meat from cloned animals or their offspring. This would include imported meat, but there is one hang-up: Europe only produces 11% of the world’s beef and has a population of 500 million people. Needless to say, there could be a lot of hungry people in the EU if they don’t want to eat meat from cloned animals or food containing GMO crops.
Got $200 to spare? If you do and you’re ever down in Houston, try the bistro burger at 60 Degrees Mastercrafted. The half-pound Akaushi beef patty is topped with seared foie gras and shaved white truffles. If that’s not enough to make you drool (or maybe gag), listen to what the bread is made of: a 24-karat gold-plated bun. We enjoy some of the finer things in life, but at that price we might just stick to the Dollar Menu.
The Canadian Mounties are on the lookout for 600 head of stolen cattle. Previously convicted cattle rustler Timothy William Flad is accused of selling cattle that he had financed, but there is one hold-up: He didn’t tell the lender that he was selling his herd. Mounties are now looking for leads from anyone who may have purchased the fraudulent cattle in Alberta or Saskatchewan. This almost sounds like the plot of a Dudley Do-Right cartoon. Hopefully, none of the Mounties ride their horses backwards like Dudley; they might have trouble seeing all the cattle.
Connecticut is now going to label GMOs. We guess Connecticut could be called the EU of the U.S?
Article: Clone-In Steak - DEC 18, 2013
Your comment...."Needless to say, there could be a lot of hungry people in the EU if they don’t want to eat meat from cloned animals or food containing GMO crops". This is totally preposterous. Animal cloning to feed the world/hungry? Sounds like another GMO justification gimmick. There is plenty good meat. Quality, responsible beef producers in the USA will not stoop to such a deplorable means to feed the poor hungry. They deserve much better. But do I infer that you want to feed this risky stuff to the poor/hungry? Perhaps, another example of reckless/irresponsible thinking for factory ag USA.
As a farmer, I do not want to see cloned beef cattle, dairy cattle or any other ag animals. There is not real upside to the producers, only large risk. Anyone who thinks that Europe will starve when they ban cloned meat is either ignorant or naive.