Cloning et alI don't know why, but after a considerable amount of typin a reply for this thread, my message was wiped out when the program declared me as a guest, and not a logged in member.
The basic idea I had posited was that people will show great fear about this situation, and feel they should be advised if they are buying cloned food. That sounds good, but the fear factor will make the sale of cloned, labelled foods so weak that they will soon be dropped, just because Chicken Little is afraid that eating it will somehow harm them.
I was raised on a farm as a kid, and I can guarantee you that most of the food you eat right now is the result of science and genetic engineering, and we have the best food in the world. I have personally seen how unrational fear has prevented the irradiation of food and other products, and I have seen it in Tennessee where I saw a beefsteak that had been on a shelf for 6 months with no refrigeration, but was 100% edible and safe to eat.
Once, to demonstrate how stupid Chicken Littles can be, I circulated a petition at a rally of people protesting "Frankenfood," demanding congress do something about a chemical found in all our rivers and lakes, and being used in factories and nuclear power plants. The petition demanded that congress take immediate action about protecting the public from the horrible chemical, Dihydrogen Monoxide. People were pushing each other out of the way to get to sign this petition, while moaning about what Dihydrogen Monoxide was doing to their children, and asking the circulators where they could get some device to detect Dihdrogen Monoxide. :)