Feb 16, 2007
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a draft proposal which moves the nation closer to the widespread sale of meat and dairy products from animal clones and their offspring. Below are some recent developments in the fight against cloned food and how you can help WSPA take action on this issue.
Rejecting Cloned Food
Visit Businessweek.com to read “Goodbye Dolly: Rejecting Cloned Food,” an opinion article by Dr. Allan Kornberg, Executive Director of WSPA in the United States.
Cloned Food Labeling Act
Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) has introduced the Cloned Food Labeling Act (S. 414), which requires the FDA and the Department of Agriculture to mandate that all food that comes from cloned animals be labeled: THIS PRODUCT IS FROM A CLONED ANIMAL OR ITS PROGENY.
In introducing the bill, Sen. Mikulaski said, “I am strongly opposed to the FDA approving meat and milk products from cloned animals for human consumption. No one needs cloned milk and meat. Most Americans actively oppose it…The American people don't want this. They find it repugnant! Gallup Polls report over 60 percent of Americans think it is immoral to clone animals…”