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Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Debate about Cloned Animals

The debate has probably been going on for a while, but it's picked up steam with the recent FDA decision that cloned animals are safe for consumption. Experts in New Zealand and Europe have come to the same conclusion.

Here is a short Voice of America report that notes activist concerns.

But activists argue that the F.D.A. based its decision on incomplete research into possible risks. The Center for Food Safety criticized the use of studies supplied by cloning companies.

Animal rights activists point out that cloning attempts often fail. They say cloning is cruel and can lead to suffering in clones born with abnormalities.

In addition, the FDA would not require food from cloned animals to be labeled as such.

Photo by Wandering Eyes.

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