PCC | Genetically modified food : Cloning

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In January 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that meat and milk from cloned livestock and their offspring are safe for human consumption.

The FDA is not requiring labeling, so consumers have no way to avoid cloned foods. The offspring of cloned cattle are known to be in the U.S. food supply already.

There are few studies — and no long-term food safety studies — on the risks of food from clones and their offspring. Opinion polls show the majority of Americans do not want food from animal clones and oppose cloning on ethical grounds.

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