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EU Commissioners Considering Cloned Animal Meat

Wed, 20 Oct 2010 16:20:19 CDT

London’s Daily Mail newspaper reports that yesterday (Tuesday) commissioners of the European Union were expected to back the sale of meat and milk from cloned animal offspring in the region. The report quotes a leaked document from the EU College of Commissioners. The document reportedly proposes a five-year ban on the sale of meat and milk from cloned animals, but no ban on food from their offspring. Also, the report apparently does not call for the food products of cloned animals’ offspring to be labeled as such.

The subject has been a matter of great debate in the EU, as consumers there tend to be more activist and vocal than those in the United States. The commissioners’ vote will not be the last word on the matter: Member countries’ representatives to the European Parliament, for example, could move to block the policy.

 

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