Tuesday, January 15, 2008

FDA: Cloned animals safe for food 

The FDA has issued a controversial report concluding that foods from healthy cloned animals and their offspring are as safe as those from ordinary animals. Even more controversially, the FDA does not call for such meat to be labeled or tracked. As reported in the Washington Post, this removes the last U.S. regulatory barrier to the marketing of meat and milk from cloned cattle, pigs and goats. In response to the FDA report, the Center for Food Safety issued a statement blasting the FDA's "irresponsible determination," and urging passage of the 2007 Farm Bill, as amended, which would delay the FDA's release of cloned animals into the food supply pending further study.

Sources: beSpacific; Food Law Prof Blog; The Washington Post

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