A couple of weeks ago, I came across an ad on a web page for Cyclone Dairy. Go check it out. I'll wait.
When I looked at it, it looked totally real and did not have that fancy video that comes up to tell you the truth. I was thouroughly horrified.
I thought it looked like it was fresh out of Minority Report or Gattica. Creepy.
Being a raw milker, traditional foodie, this was just too much for me. I groaned in agony and crawled to the fridge where I gulped down a glass of nice, cold, RAW Guernsey milk that I get from my neighbors.
So today, I was so relieved to get this in my email from the Center for Food Safety:
Were you one of the thousands of people appalled at a new dairy company, “CyClone Dairy,” selling milk from cloned cows? April Fools! Ben & Jerry's launched this fictitious dairy company - selling milk made from 100% cloned cows in March 2009. CyClone Dairy isn't real, but it could be! In January 2008, the U.S Food and Drug Administration declared milk and meat from cloned animals safe for human consumption, allowing cloned food products to enter the U.S. food supply.
We believe you should have the right to choose which foods you eat - and not to eat cloned foods if you don't want to. And that's why CFS and companies like Ben & Jerry’s believe we need a national clone tracking system, so people and companies can know where their food is coming from.
Not that it isn't something in the pipes, but at least it isn't here just yet. And hooray for Ben and Jerry's!
I need some ice cream...