On a bitter cold day in Washington, DC, more than 100 bovine activists braved the weather to protest the
move to allow milk and meat from cloned animals and their offspring into the food supply. Organized by Ben & Jerrys’ the cows chanted Milk cows, not clones / I want real milk in my ice cream cone! Your intrepid FWW staff was there, fighting the good fight, while “hoove-ing” out flyers.
Behind the backdrop of the snow-covered Capitol, Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry‚ talked about how infuriated the socially minded company is over milk from cloned cows. Citing consumer distrust and opposition to the technology, as well as the higher rates of birth defects and miscarriages in clones, he strongly criticized the Food & Drug Administration for allowing such products into the U.S. food supply. Perhaps most alarming is that the FDA is unlikely to require the cloned meat and milk to be labeled, meaning consumers cant avoid it and scientists cant track any problems linked to it. (Please, don’t let the government ruin ice cream.)
Speaking of ice cream…
Salon.com reported that the company is making a Stephen Colbert flavored ice cream. Were thinking red, white, and blue. Perhaps with eagle candy?