Can You Avoid Cloned Meats?
January 09, 2007
The FDA has released a formal recommendation to allow milk and meat from cloned animals on grocery store shelves, without labels indicating them as such. Many believe that the FDA should keep cloned foods off the market.
Clones are currently made by taking single cells taken from animals, growing the cell into an embryo in a laboratory, and then transferring the embryo to the womb of a surrogate mother animal. Relatively few cloned farm animals currently exist, but biotechnology companies are planning to clone animals which produce the most milk or the best-tasting meat.
Polls have found that as many as two-thirds of Americans, and three-quarters of American women, disapprove of cloning animals for food.