Meat and Milk from Cloned Animals in America's Food Supply?

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food_politics.jpgEarly this year, the Food and Drug Administration announced that meat and dairy products from cloned animals were safe to eat. The Department of Agriculture immediately called for a "voluntary moratorium," asking farmers to keep cloned animals off the market indefinitely, to buy time to build acceptance among US and foreign consumers. Americans are already eating meat, not from cloned animals themselves but from their progeny. This discussion was recorded in January, but our guests tell us nothing has changed. If nobody can tell the difference, what's the problem? Is it cruel to animals?  Should it be labeled?

Credits

Guests:
Mark Peel - Executive Chef and Owner, Campanile Restaurant, Marion Nestle - New York University - @marionnestle, David Faber - President, Trans Ova, Jaydee Hanson - Policy Analyst, Center for Food Safety

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Frances Anderton, Dan Konecky, Sonya Geis