Consumers should fight cloned food, says group

US - An influential consumer group has urged the public to complain against plans by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow meat and dairy products from cloned animals to enter supply chain.
calendar icon 5 January 2007
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Cloning may provide processors with a better quality of meat and products -- such as animals with increased disease resistance -- but the Centre for Food Safety claims that the technology, if adopted, will result in a losing situation for both consumers and manufacturers.

The regulator has opened a 90-day consultation period to gather feedback before deciding whether its proposals -- including allowing cloned food to be sold with no special labeling -- should become policy.

The CFS is calling on the public to oppose the move. The call follows an FDA draft report published last week that claimed food from cloned animals and their offspring was as safe for human consumption as conventional food.

Source: Nutra Ingredients
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