Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cloned Beef in Food Supply: And Here's How They Do It

More and more, I am glad I made the decision to no longer eat meat. . . .

Recently, we had the news that cloned beef had entered our food supply. Here's more from piglipstick (a blog you should be reading if you're not already):
"We already know that cloned beef has entered the food supply both in the United States (http://www.naturalnews.com/023718_f…) and the UK (http://www.naturalnews.com/029411_c…). Now, thanks to revelations from JR Simplot, a U.S. company specializing in the cloning of cows for beef production, we’re learning that dead cows are cloned to produce the next generation of beef cattle.
Here’s how it works: A large number of cows are slaughtered and then chopped into steaks that are tested for their flavor, texture and other qualities important to steak eaters. The source animal of each steak is recorded, and cells from that source carcass are preserved for possible cloning in case the steak turns out to taste good. Once all the steaks are gauged for their desirability, the dead cow carcasses from which the flesh was cut to produce the steaks are harvested for their DNA.
This DNA is then used to clone new cows who are fed, raised and slaughtered to see how their flesh steaks taste. This cycle is repeated through multiple generations in order to “evolve” cow clones with great-tasting flesh.
For the rest of the story, and other current news items (like HAARP's manipulation of flooding, etc. over the globe) go topiglipstick.



In looking for vintage ads to go with this item, I found this 1955 item from Popular Mechanics about an electric device attached to cattle to increase meat and milk deliciousness by monitoring what grasses the cattle like to eat, etc.

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