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Meat, Milk From Cloned Animals Safe

The European Food Safety Authority has published a scientific statement on animal cloning following the endorsement of its Scientific Committee.

The European Food Safety Authority has published a scientific statement on animal cloning following the endorsement of its Scientific Committee. Following a thorough review of the relevant scientific information, EFSA confirms its previous conclusions and recommendations that among other things, relative to food safety – there is no indication that differences exist for meat and milk of clones and their progeny compared with those from conventionally bred animals.

Other conclusions are:

  • Mortality rates and the number of animals born with developmental abnormalities are higher in animal clones than in conventionally-bred animals.
  • There is still limited information available on cloning of species other than cattle and pigs. At the moment, risk assessment can be carried out only for these two species.

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