USDA ‘Doesn’t Know’ if You Are Eating Cloned Meat

Anthony Gucciardi
Natural Society / News Report
Published: Monday 9 April 2012
“It is currently forbidden by the agency itself for any producer to distribute or sell cloned meat.”
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It may come as a surprise, but you may be consuming cloned meat on a regular basis. In fact, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (head of the USDA) says that he has no idea whether or not cloned meat has been sold inside the United States — or even how much. But instead of investigating or setting up parameters, the USDA asserts that it is safe in their view so there is no cause for alarm. It is currently forbidden by the agency itself for any producer to distribute or sell cloned meat.

The news came back in August of 2010, when U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack went on record saying that he really doesn’t know whether or not cloned meat is being put on dinner tables nationwide. The announcement was made after the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency told consumers that meat from descendants of cloned animals had already entered the food supply. Of course the agency made the statements a year after the cloned products leaked into the food chain. Still, just like the USDA, the UK’s FSA stated that they believe cloned meat poses no risk, so citizens should not panic. The reason? They say that cloned meat has ‘ no substantial difference’ to traditional meat, and therefore it is safe.

The statements echo those of Monsanto, whose genetically modified creations have been linked to everything from organ damage to toxicity-induced cell death.

Here’s what Tom Vilsack’s response is to whether or not cloned meat is being sold in United States stores and subsequently being eaten by citizens:

“I can’t say today that I can answer your question in an affirmative or negative way. I don’t know. What I do know is that we know all the research, all of the review of this is suggested that this is safe,” Vilsack said to reporters.

Conventional meat packing industries and suppliers often utilize disturbing growth techniques with zero regard for the welfare of the animals and the consumer. It is not to believe that cloned meat would slip into this chaotic process and be passed off as traditional meat. In order to avoid the threat of not only cloned meat but a copious amount of antibiotics (that you will soon be eating), you should search for high quality meat sources that utilize grass as a main feed source. The antibiotic problem is so pervasive, in fact, that a judge recently ordered the FDA to remove antibiotics from animal feed in order to halt the production of super viruses.



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ABOUT Anthony Gucciardi

Anthony is an accomplished investigative journalist whose articles have appeared on top news sites and have been read by millions worldwide. A health activist and researcher, Anthony’s goal is informing the public as to how they can use natural methods to revolutionize their health, as well as exploring the behind the scenes activity of the pharmaceutical industry and the FDA.

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11 comments on "USDA ‘Doesn’t Know’ if You Are Eating Cloned Meat"

MoveableFeast

October 19, 2013 11:57am

I am 29 female adult and I have been closely watching the agriculture landscape change for the worst for a couple of years now. As much as I would like children, I am so disgusted with everything that is going on, I do not want to bring children into this world to consume unnatural food. Does anyone feel the same way or do you think nature has a way of working things out?

You want to cook your roast for 6-8 hours depending on the size of the roast.Set the crock pot on Low and make sure the roast is coelpmtely covered in liquid or it will dry out.Additionally, DO NOT turn off the crock pot and then reheat as others suggest unless you areinterested in becoming contaminated with botulism.For your situation your roast is DONE. Take it out, slice it up real thin, refrigerate and then heat it up in a pan before making some sandwiches, just add horseradish.

Livemike

April 13, 2012 6:30pm

You know why the government can't tell if there's cloned meat being sold? BECAUSE IT'S EXACTLY THE SAME AS OTHER MEAT! How much of a moron do you have to be not to know that something that's exactly the same as something else is as safe as it? You leftists really don't care about food safety at all, you are just anti-technology on general principles.

Ingracewetrust

April 12, 2012 5:40pm

http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentidonly=true

These people need to be fired immediately.

Jewell

April 10, 2012 12:42pm

The only thing one should put in their mouths is certified organic food...it's the only way to go.

poultrygirl

April 09, 2012 4:27pm

well we believe everything the USDA says...of course we do not. I agree to try and buy pasture raised beef and other meats, but hard to find sometimes. Wish all animals had the enjoyment of the great outdoors, but unfortunately they do not. We need to make a change here and have our voices heard about eating 'real food' for a change.The power of the consumer is awesome if they unite in a just cause.

jazznation

April 09, 2012 9:00pm

PoultryGirl: Where do you go from "...but hard to find sometimes."? You left that part out. What DO you buy then? It COULD mean that if you can't find pasture-raised non-cloned meat that hasn't been fed genetically modified alfalfa and is free of steroids and antibiotics that you simply won't BUY any meat. But my guess is it's a rationalization to yourself to buy whatever meat is in front of you as the alternative. Better to forgo the meat and gradually change your tastes. Takes time but it's not hard - much easier than say, colon cancer.

mauipaul

April 09, 2012 2:20pm

this one is easy, just stop eating cancer causing, artery clogging, kidney damaging cow musclesbetter yet renounce eating birds, their ovum, and heavy metal contaminated fish too

Jewell

April 10, 2012 12:35pm

Oh yes, you are absolutely right....this is easy, just don't eat the poison..EVER!!

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Norman Allen

April 09, 2012 1:16pm

Hey guy! I am paying you so you make sure the food I am buying is not harmful to me. Do you know if what I am buying is safe to eat? I dun know man... I just work here, keeping this cushy job...

SpectateSwamp

April 10, 2012 7:53am

Exactly. We need a picture of this clown or a link to a video of him. They should fear the streets if they are that incompetent.

Real Name: Doug Pederson AKA SpectateSwamp