Friday, January 9, 2009

Cloned Hidagyu Beef on Tables?!

Hi! No snow today, but sleety rain is forecast for today :(

Day before yesterday, I saw an interesting news on TV and on the Internet.
"Japanese researchers have successfully cloned what is believed to have been the progenitor ox of Gifu Prefecture’s ‘‘Hidagyu’’ beef, prefectural officials said Tuesday. The successful cloning of the ox, which died in 1993 and was preserved by freezing, could help to revive cattle with higher quality meat."
Researchers clone ox known as 'father of Hidagyu' beef
Cloning breakthrough raises prospect of creating calves from supermarket beef
Image is from Takayama Green Hotel.

Why Japanese insist on quality?!
I don't much care for the beef, so I want scientists to put an importance on safety... I don't think I want to eat it although cloned beef is said to be safe in other countries.

Do you think cloned beef is perfectly safe?

Monday is "Seijin no hi" (Coming-of-Age Day), so we are off again! Three-day weekend, yay!

Have a good one ;)

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  1. Kombanwa Ochisan!

    Yes,chicken with rice.
    But japan KFC,they have also chicken meal?oh...sounds good for me.
    because,sometimes when i stayed in japan,i really want to eat chicken meal,and i don't really know that japan KFC have.

    Because here,KFC,McDo,Pizza,Shakeys,and others stores,they have chicken meals.

    Thank you so much for the information Ochisan

  2. Hi Ochi,

    I think much of cloning is scary, you don't know if something might go wrong. What if the genes are not right?

    I myself feel afraid to eat cloned meat, but I won't put it past them to put it out on the market without us knowing about it! We would have no idea we're eating it, we would be the guinea pigs to try it first!

    Maybe this is the reason why so many are dying here at a young age! Beef is a big part of American diet, we have it mixed with our deermeat! I like beef bones for making vegetable soup!

    Have a nice 3 day weekend! :)

  3. I am with you!, I shall not eat this in a way genetically altered meat! It is bad enough that they feed the cattle grain instead of grass and now cloned!!! No thanks!!
    Anyway Ochi, I missed you and I hope you had a swell New Years!

  4. Hi merce-san,

    I don't go KFC, so I am not sure, but their menu in Japan is like this.

    Do all your chicken meals come with rice?!

    You are always welcome, merce ;)

  5. Ohayo jo,

    The weekend was fast again!!!

    I totally agree with you. I want the meat shops to state it on the price tag or elsewhere when they put it out on the market! I hope none of them would fake up...

    >>I like beef bones for making vegetable soup
    You always cook authentic dishes! Sounds good!!!

  6. Hi Nazarina,

    Happy new year!!!
    I missed you, too!!!
    How was your vacation?!
    I need to check it out ;)

  7. Hi I found this cool recipe for Artichoke-scrambled Eggs Benedict. Has anyone ever tried it? Sounds good and I hope it is. Here is the link with the recipe and article. nice site to whoever created it.

  8. Thanks Weight Loss,

    I have never tried that kind!!! I mean I never used canned artichoke bottoms for my cooking. Very interesting!!!

    I wish I could see how the dish looks like.


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