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Dolly the T-Bone Steak?

posted on December 29, 2006

The FDA announced this week that food from cloned animals is safe for human consumption.

The Food and Drug Administration's five-year analysis concluded that animals produced from cloning practices are not a danger to the human food supply.

The FDA study stated that special labels are not necessary for food from cloned animals or their offspring. Consumer groups say labels are a necessity because people are uncomfortable with the concept of cloned livestock.

Animal cloning is expected to be used primarily for breeding exceptional animals – not for rapid animal production.

Final approval of cloned animals for food is still months away, pending public comments to the FDA.

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