Why is the FDA Pushing Cloned Meat?
February 03, 2007
To find out who is behind the movement to legalize cloned meat, all that needs to be done is follow the money trail.
The FDA's draft risk assessment relies heavily on the work of animal-cloning companies Cyagra and ViaGen. More than a quarter of the 700-page draft consists of data from these two companies.
While on the surface the draft addresses some public safety issues, commercial interests largely inform the substance of the draft.
Polls have shown that the majority of the public does not want cloned meat, and certainly wants it to be labeled if it is available. The FDA has stated that it cannot require labeling.