FDA Close to Approving Sale of Meat, Milk from Clones

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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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Guest:
Rick Weiss - National Science Reporter, Washington Post

Host:
Warren Olney

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Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner, Katie Cooper