Cloning: It's What's for Dinner
Is the FDA's Proposal Ready for Prime Time?
A new Critical Issue Report released by The Organic Center questions the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) decision to allow meat and milk from cloned animals to enter the food supply.
One of the arguments made by the FDA is that clones are virtually indistinguishable from normal progeny and therefore may enter the food supply. Virtually indistinguishable is not a scientific standard, says Jim Riddle, organic outreach coordinator at the University of Minnesota, and author of the report. The FDA report shows that subtle changes occur in four to seven percent of animals.
Animal cloning is not allowed for organic production under the USDA National Organic Program. Find out why the FDA is not giving consumers the big picture.
Click here to download the Cloning Critical Issue Report.
Got a Question? Ask Dr. Chuck at Natural Products Expo West
See us at our booth and get the latest scoop on science
Organic Center Chief Scientist, Dr. Charles Benbrook will be speaking hourly on the half hour at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA. Stop by booth #4044 and learn the latest on issues that include: higher levels of antioxidants in organic; better taste and storage in organic; pesticides; preventing E. coli outbreaks; cloning and more.
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A compilation of research from The Organic Center
Core Truths is a groundbreaking compilation of the most current research on organic agriculture. This highly readable and graphically stunning 108-page coffee table book documents the verifiable health and environmental benefits of organic products.
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An Organic Farm the Size
of New Mexico
Worldwide organic agriculture comprises 76.6 million acres or 119,000 square milesan area almost the size of New Mexico.
Australia continues to account for the largest certified organic surface area, with 29.1 million acres, followed by Argentina (7.6 million acres), China (5.7 million acres) and the USA (3.9 million acres).
Source: The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), the Research Institute for Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and the Foundation for Ecology and Farming (SÖL). For more information visit: http://www.organic-world.net/2007-pr.asp
Pledge Now to Buy Organic
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Even though the market for organic products has experienced tremendous growth in the last decade, three percent of the food now purchased in the U.S. is organic.
But you can change that. Join Mission Organic and pledge to buy at least one organic item for every ten purchased. With support from you and others, the amount of organic food consumed will skyrocket to 10% by 2010. As sales of organic products increase, more and more farmland will be converted to organic agriculture. And more households will be introduced to organic alternatives. The day is approaching where organic food choices will no longer be the exception. Theyll be the norm.
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