Cloned Beef Could Go on Australian Menu

AUSTRALIA - Beef from the offspring of cloned cattle could be on the menu in Australia in two to three years.
calendar icon 6 September 2010
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According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, Dr Richard Fry, the founder of the company with the exclusive licence to clone animals, Clone International, said that milk and meat products from the progeny of cloned animals could be consumed safely.

The company based in Melbourne has already created between 15 and 20 beef cattle in Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Fry said that while the cloned animals are a valuable breeding stock, their progeny will be entering the food chain shortly, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

While the US Food and Drug administration has declared the products safe to eat, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is still monitoring the situation.

Dr Fry said that there is wide spread international scientific research that shows the products from the progeny of cloned animals is safe.

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