Meat from cloned animals moves closer to reality

The sale of meat from cloned animals moved a step closer after the US Government ruled that the products were safe to eat and could be sold in supermarkets without labelling.

But authorities in the UK have yet to address the issue of the sale of food from cloned animals including those approved by the US. The Food Standards Agency said such a move would have to be approved by the EU before any products could be introduced, even if they were being imported from the US.

The US Food and Drug Administration determined after a five-year review that food from cloned animals was as safe to eat as food from conventionally reared animals.

The FDA is now accepting comments from the public for the next three months before announcing a final decision.

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