Tuesday, January 9, 2007

This is scary...

Did you know the FDA has decided to allow ranchers and farmers to sell meat and milk from cloned animals? Unless you buy stuff labeled Organic (which has always and continues to have higher standards), you won't even know, because they aren't required to label it. Who knows how this will work? Just as an example, I've been doing lots of research on celiac disease, since Hannah has a gluten intolerance. It seems that celiac wouldn't even exist if we weren't constantly eating hybridized grains. Over the years, companies have produced grain that was stronger, better able to grow during droughts, resistent to disease and insects, etc. This has changed the genetic makeup of grain, and therefore it no longer matches what our body recognizes and digests. Bad news. Now they're doing the same thing with animals, except to a greater extent. What new problems will this cause, and what new drugs will they produce to "cure" it? Yuck. Read this for more info.

1 comment:

  1. This is so frustrating! Remind me to tell you more about a book I am reading. It's called "hazardous grains". Pretty scary stuff!