FROM Rick Weiss
FDA Says Cloned Animals Are Safe for Consumption It will be many years before foods from cloned cattle, pigs and goats reach the shelves of American markets, but the Food and Drug Administration says the meat will be safe to eat , acknowledging that a lot of consumers won't believe it. The FDA's " final risk assessment " of food from cloned animals was released today after all 969 pages were obtained by the Washington Post. Rick Weiss wrote the report in today's paper.
FDA Close to Approving Sale of Meat, Milk from Clones Dolly the Sheep became the world's first cloned animal in 1996. Today's Washington Post reports that the FDA is poised to approve the mass-marketing of milk and meat from cloned animals for public consumption. The paper quotes Stephen Sundlof, Chief of Veterinary Medicine for the FDA as saying, "The food from cloned animals is as safe as the food we eat every day." The paper also reports the claim that "cloning will bring consumers a level of consistency and quality impossible to attain with conventional breeding."
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