[Homestead] Cloned animals safe to eat
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Thu Dec 28 20:00:22 EST 2006
I dunno, but speaking of genetic diversity, and diversity in general,
I've been looking at seed catalogs this year, and is it my imagination
or are catalogs cutting back on what they are offering, both in hybrids
and in heirloom stuff. In so many magazines, I see only one or two
selctions for a crop. Take strawberries...it seems like in the old
days, you could find 6-10 varieties of everbearing types,,,,now, maybe
there are 3. Anyone noticed this? Two kinds of asparagus, 3 kinds of
eggplants, etc. etc.
VAN DELL JORDAN wrote:
> Do you think that cloning is a bigger threat to
> genetic diversity than the current system of selective
> breeding and planting of hybrids?
> It seems to me that genetic diversity has been in
> jeopardy for a long time.
> Van Dell
> --- Gene GeRue <genegerue at ruralize.com> wrote:
>>> The more
>>> cloned animals that are raised, if this becomes
>> truly economically
>>> viable, the less genetic diversity there will be.
>> Genetic diversity,
>>> in my opinion anyway, is part of our food
>> Absolutely. This is one reason I support
>> open-pollinated seed
>> sources. There is, I believe, a government seed bank
>> in Colorado. But
>> who wants to rely on the government to take care of
>> serious issues
>> like food?
>> Homestead list and subscription:
>> Change your homestead list member options:
>> View the archives at:
> Homestead list and subscription:
> Change your homestead list member options:
> View the archives at:
Bevanron of EarthNSky Farm Sleep well tonight, for somewhere in the
ocean's depths, MY son is protecting YOUR freedom.
More information about the Homestead