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• Future Foods?

Link: http://www.globalmeatnews.com/Safety-Legislation/European-Parliament-votes-for-comprehensive-cloning-ban

• Cloned Meats, Unacceptable
Poultry Products and ... more ?

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• PLEASE
Sign our petition to the UK Parliament

• Retain and enforce the EU wide ban on cloned meat products after Brexit

It is over 2 years since the EU voted on a complete ban on all foods derived from cloned meat animals or their descendents. In September 2015 British Labour MEPs were at the forefront of this debate, and it is vital that this prohibition should remain in force.

http://www.globalmeatnews.com/Safety-Legislation/European-Parliament-votes-for-comprehensive-cloning-ban

• Cloning injects a new danger into the way we produce food and takes farming in the wrong direction. It has no environmental, social or health benefits other than to help make intensive farming even more intensive Crucially, cloned animals and the surrogate mothers who carry them suffer horrendous health and welfare problems This includes a higher likelihood of pregnancy failure in clone-carrying cattle and pigs and increased frequencies of abnormal or difficult births. Only 1 in 7 cloned cattle embryos and 1 in every 16 pig embryos are born alive. Many of those that do make it to birth die before weaning

• No turning back PLEASE!

September 2017 saw the Second Anniversary of the

European Parliamentary Vote

for a comprehensive ban on

Cloned Meat and Poultry Products within the EU

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September 2015

Cloning Farm Animals for Meat

Update and
Petition to
the European Parliament to prevent this happening

The Date of the Vote : was Tuesday 8th September

UK Labour MEPs fully supported the report against the cloning of farm animals

They were of the opinion that the proposal /a> should go much further and completely ban the use of cloning in animal production for farm purposes of all animal species and, as such, should take the form of a regulation

"http://www.ciwf.org.uk/news/2015/06/meps-dont-want-animal-cloning"> They also supported a ban on the imports of germinal products from cloned animals and their descendants as well as the imports of food products from cloned animals and their descendants. This has been a long standing position of the European Parliamentary Labour Party, which has led debate in the European Parliament against animal cloning for many years

Labour MEPs then believed that prohibition was necessary, in line with expectations of the public, concerns about welfare conditions of cloned animals, threats to biodiversity and the current situation in the European agricultural sector which does not need to resort to cloning in animal reproduction

Moreover, Labour MEPs demand from the EU Member States to ensure that all animals imported into the EU are proven not to be clones or descendants thereof, and that no food or germinal products derived from clones or their offspring are imported into the EU. They expect the European Commission and the authorities of EU Member States to ensure this ban applies in the entire EU single market

Importantly, the prohibition of the placing on the EU market of cloned animals, their offspring and products derived from them would entail a requirement for the EU's trading partners to introduce traceability and labeling requirements akin to those long implemented in the EU. This will, in effect, benefit EU farmers, food producers and consumers by reinforcing the global outreach of Europe's leading animal welfare and food standards. Furthermore, by pursuing a requirement of traceability and labeling, the EU would be able to inflict significant pressure on our partners in any trade negociations, including TTIP. (sic !!?!) Labour MEP Jude Kirton-Darling led the work of the International Trade Committee for this legislation. She secured the inclusion of amendments in the committee to make the proposed temporary ban permanent, and to broaden it to clones' offspring, while ensuring that this would be compatible with the EU's obligations in the World Trade Organisation

The legislation would ban the cloning of farm animals in Europe,

and introduce a number of other restrictions, such as banning embryos and semen from clones and their descendants

• Cloning injects a new danger into the way we produce food and takes farming in the wrong direction. It has no environmental, social or health benefits, other than to help make intensive farming even more intensive

• Crucially, cloned animals and the surrogate mothers who carry them suffer horrendous health and welfare problems

• This includes a higher likelihood of pregnancy failure in clone-carrying cattle and pigs and increased frequencies of abnormal or difficult births. Only 1 in 7 cloned cattle embryos and 1 in every 16 pig embryos are born alive. Many of those that do make it to birth die before weaning

• The political process for deciding whether farm animals can be cloned is going to be a long one, with many European authorities able to have their say

• The Original European-wide Public Consultation on
Animal Cloning for Food Production ended in September 2012

• EU farming should lead by example and reflect the European ideals of justice, equality and fairness. Our food must genuinely be the best in the world to be different to, and better compete with, cheaply produced, intensive food from other parts of the world

In 2013 The European Commission began to prepare legislation on the cloning of animals for food production. Cloning has severe welfare implications, both for surrogate mothers and the clones themselves. You can help get this cruel practice banned in the EU

A new EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy was appointed in 2013. This Commissioner is responsible for overseeing the new cloning legislation. This new(ish) Commissioner was aware of the full weight of public opposition to cloning for food production.

Would you knowingly eat cloned meat?

• The (US) Food Center, Washington, DC is spearheading the Campaign AGAINST
Cloned animals being used in foods in the US

Three reasons to have a cow over antibiotics in your meat ...

Cows are more intelligent than you probably think!

Study: Red Meat Takes Years Off Of Cow's Life!

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California’s Foie Gras Ban
Will Soon Be Back in Effect

Why top chefs should ban this torture-in-a-tin

17th September 2017

“They made a mistake,” manager Marcus Henley of Hudson Valley, one of the plaintiffs in the suit against the ban, told Reuters. “This law has always been unconstitutional and incorrect in its basis. We won’t be stopping.”

The panel of three judges ruled unanimously that the 2015 decision to overturn the ban on the sale of foie gras in California was wrong. Circuit Judge Jacqueline Nguyen wrote that the state ban posed no conflict with federal law. In the decision, Nguyen wrote “Nothing in the federal law or its implementing regulations limits a state’s ability to regulate the types of poultry that may be sold for human consumption.”

Animal rights groups like PETA are celebrating today’s decision. In a statement, PETA president Ingrid Newkirk said that “PETA has protested against this practice for years ... Production of foie gras is unimaginably cruel”

• August 2015:

London City Airport banned foie gras

• January 2015:

PETA stopped the sale of foie gras at a new Fortnum and Mason store in Dubai with the help of the-late Sir Roger Moore

After hearing PETA's concerns about the birds who suffer for foie gras, organisers of the Port Eliot Festival in Cornwall confirmed that the event would be a strictly foie gras–free affair

Jacyntha Crawley gave a talk against the use of, and for extending the ban on, the production of Foie Gras She did this at the London Athenians Toastmaster Club in Hammersmith, West London

Fellow-Toastmaster Mike Robinson designed and produced the poster (illustrated above) for the occasion

I’m Not Sorry to See You Go: Gregorio Revisits Foie Gras

Cruelty of chef Gordon Ramsay's foie gras supplier exposed ...

A Cautious Defiance on the Foie Gras Ban

Eggs: Would you prefer to eat genetically modified eggs, or see day-old chicks destroyed?

(Or are there further alternatives?)

Future Foods:
What will we be eating in 20 years from now?

(Originally written in 2012)

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• The Science of Imitation Milk

• Quantity v Quality The Perfect Milk Machine

How Big Data Transformed the Dairy Industry

• Some dairy scientists are the Gregor Mendels of the genomics age , developing new methods for understanding the link between genes and living things , all while quadrupling the average cow's milk production since your parents were born

Which Non-Dairy Milk Is Right for You?

This almond milk recipe is paleo- and vegan-friendly
What are the Benefits of Hemp Milk?
Vanilla Oat Milk
What is Rice Milk? (and a How to Make Rice Milk recipe)
• Further non-dairy milks can be searched on the internet ...ugust

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• August 2011

• The (UK) Food Standards Agency sought views on edible insect consumption in a routine circular/notice

The FSA was looking for information from relevant groups on the sale and consumption of whole insects and other animals, such as worms, in the UK, including details of species that were then on sale

This followed on from a request by the EU Commission for all EU member states to identify insects introduced to the EU market after 15 May 1997, which might, in future, require a novel food safety assessment

Further information about the issue can be found in the letter which was sent to interested parties on 12 August 2011

Any relevant information on the consumption of edible insects sold in the UK, or on possible or actual novel foods should be emailed to the Agency's Novel Foods Unit at novelfoods@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk

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Protein by Any Other Name: Eating Bugs in the (San Francisco) Bay Area

Relevant "thought for food" video episode of The Colbert Report

• US Senator Bernie Sanders said the US must

'Label Our Food'

Currently, 64 countries around the world require labeling of genetically modified foods. Unlike most other developed countries – such as 28 nations in the European Union, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Russia and even China – the US has no laws requiring labeling of genetically modified foods

There are high-profile calls within the US to make this an FDA requirement

• Courtesy of thetherapybook.com road test for free their 'new UK Shop GMO Free app'
• There is a similar app for US shoppers

Walmart is devouring the food system
Almost 1 in 3 of every US$s spent on food is spent at Walmart

Walmart People and Supermarket Wars

• And, even worse than Walmart?
- Amazon's sick brutality!

• A petition from the campaign to

Demand Reform From Tyson Foods:
A Food Giant With a Massive Footprint
on Forests, Climate and People

• The Final Twinkies Episode

(Written 3 weeks before the Mayan Calendar had
predicted the end of the world was due!)

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