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Good News! Cloned meat and milk have now been deemed safe for eating

According to government advisers in the UK, meat and milk derived from cloned cattle and their offspring is no different to conventional produce and is safe to consume. This discovery may allow food safety authorities to give the green...
 Cloned meat and milk have now been deemed safe for eating
 
 

According to government advisers in the UK, meat and milk derived from cloned cattle and their offspring is no different to conventional produce and is safe to consume.

This discovery may allow food safety authorities to give the green light for businesses to sell food products from cloned animals.

It was in August of this year when the practice of using the embryos of cloned animals to breed livestock was deemed controversial when milk and meat from the offspring of cloned cows was being sold in shops in the UK.

To combat that controversy, the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes (ACNFP) expressed that there was no evidence of any differences between produce from cloned animals and that from conventionally-bred cattle.

In an effort to clear things up, Andrew Wadge, chief scientist at the Food Standards Agency, said: "In considering this hypothetical application, the ACNFP has confirmed that meat and milk from cloned cattle and their offspring shows no substantial difference to conventionally produced meat and milk and therefore is unlikely to present a food safety risk."

Personally, if no one told me that my food was cloned and it tasted great, it wouldn’t make one bit of difference to me whatsoever. If there is no evidence of any alterations in the genetic makeup of my cloned food, then this is could be the best discovery yet.

Food cloning is probably the answer to world hunger, if we can clone our food products, then there is no excuse for not having enough food to go around.

News Source: Yahoo! News



 

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