Food From Cloned Animals Seems Safe, Panel Finds
A draft report released by the European Food Safety Agency states that meat and milk from cloned animals seems to pose no special health risks. This appears to be the first step toward eventual sales of cloned animal products in the European Union.
This report by the European Food Safety Agency finds that “it is very unlikely that any difference exists in terms of food safety between food products originating from clones and their progeny compared with those derived from conventionally bred animals.” Though cloned animals are more prone to disease, report findings suggest that this would not impact humans as unhealthy clones would be excluded from the food chain.
These findings are not binding and further review on the ethical aspects of cloning will be reviewed separately by the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies.