Would you eat cloned anything?

Cloned meat has been in the news for the past week. The government is assuring everyone that it’s safe. Is any meat safe? Any animal, cloned or otherwise, is prone to disease just as humans are if it is fed a standard diet. Even if the beast is fed an optimal diet according to its kind, it can still get ill. I wouldn’t want to eat meat from any source. Noshing on the flesh of an animal is foreign to me. I have two sons who are meateaters even though they were brought up as vegetarians. One of my daughters-in-law eats meat as does one of my granddaughters. I would prefer they would all abstain from flesh foods and animal products but they don’t live under my roof so I don’t have any say. I’m more squeamish than usual about their eating cloned meat and any other products (milk, cheese, etc.) that come from cloned animals. Maybe there’s no reason to be concerned but I am.

The vegetarians of the family are already exposed to GMO corn and soy. If they eat tortilla chips or cereal, they are most certainly eating GMO corn. Soy is in every prepared food there is, almost. Even desserts. Talk about science projects! Our food supply is getting more and more adulterated and we are the guinea pigs.

Report time! I was in bed by 9:54 last night. When it was dark in the bedroom, I saw I’d left the light on by the front door and had to get up to turn it off. I was back in bed by 9:57. Because of no salt, I was up and down all night, about every hour on the hour. Since it was Sabbath, I didn’t do any exercising. My fat consumption was about where I want it to be when I eat nuts, seeds, or avocados. I put more lemon in the remaining cashew mayo to stretch it and put it on my “salad” and kelp noodles.

Day Six Raw Food

32 ozzies OJ/strawberry smoothie
2 ozzies OJ, plain
34 ozzies banana/romaine smoothie
2 tiny Bubbies pickles and 1 regular
Half a huge head iceberg lettuce with thinned out cashew mayo
Kelp noodles with the same

Seems like there was something else but I can’t remember. I know that wasn’t enough calories so, in spite of the fact that there wasn’t a whole lot of the cashew mixture, my fat percentage was up.

I got underway early enough that I didn’t get to hear how Gray Wolf’s encounter with the tamed cougar ended. I’m sure he was okay.

Imagine my surprise when I was on my way into the church and here came my friend! Someone else had picked her up. It wouldn’t be too hard to do that, literally. She weighs less than I do.

Both services were excellent. Sabbath School was about how we are too often Seventh-day Sadventists or Madventists and we should be Gladventists. The speaker for the church service was the head elder. He’s good. He inspired everyone to stay after it was over to have a special prayer session for one specific family. He said that as needs become known, we’ll do it again.

The couple who brought my friend to church was tied up and couldn’t get away so I took her back to the nursing home. She was pretty well worn out and had me hang up her clothes while she changed into sweats. One of the aides said they had her tray. I don’t know if she ate. She does better with breakfast and supper than with lunch.

It was almost 3 when I got home. Makes it kind of difficult to get enough food in.

I’ve been updating on the forum until it’s almost time to go to bed. I stopped long enough to watch most of an Andy Griffith show—the one where Gomer tells Thelma Lou that Barney has her in his “hip pockit”. Hilarious.

Better get to bed. I forgot to plug the heater back up this morning and remembered to check it at 4:30. Hopefully, I’ll be warm enough.

‘Night, all!

4 Responses to Would you eat cloned anything?

  1. bay May 4, 2010 at 2:08 pm #

    Not that I’m an advocate of cloning animals, but most fruit trees and many plants are clones so we sort of eat cloned foods or rather we eat food from cloned plants.

    • Tommie May 4, 2010 at 5:53 pm #

      Well, we eat food grown from seeds of plants but wouldn’t that be reproduction instead of cloning?

  2. bay May 4, 2010 at 8:12 pm #

    most fruit trees are clones of other fruit trees. The fruit itself isn’t cloned, but one common method of reproducing woody plants is by taking a cutting of one plant to produce another. Essentially this is cloning.

    • Tommie May 4, 2010 at 8:19 pm #

      Oh! You’re talking about grafting! Okay!!

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