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We’ve been watching this debate grow online for over a week and its been fuelled in the past two days by the US Food and Drug Administration’s decision to allow the production and marketing of foods derived from cloned animals. There are many facets to the discussions we’ve been reading and hearing but they boil down to this.
With hundreds of millions of people living in poverty, should cost be placed above all other considerations in the production of food? Should we embrace any means of production that allow more people to eat? Or do the ethics of cloning, or of keeping animals in certain conditions, or of damaging the environment, deserve consideration?
Do you care where you food comes from, as long as you have food on your plate? And if you do, is that a luxury only the rich can afford?
You may remember this story last week: Britain bans battery hens.