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Old 01-17-2008, 03:25 AM   #21
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I'd eat it most likely, but only if cloning didn't go into mass production. At that point, there is a problem that occurs to me.

If you have too many clones, you make the food more prone to disease, since all copies would have teh same weaknesses and strengths to their immune system. Having the potatoes in Ireland too genetically similar are what led to the Irish Potato Famine that was responsible for a lot of the immigration to the US late last century and early this century. Also, that's why Dutch Elm Disease was so sucessful in wiping out much of the Elm trees in the Continental United States.

There's no reason to think that the same biological principles wouldnt' apply to animals as apply to our plant agricultural products.
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