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Meat and milk from cloned cattle are safe, scientists say

No substantial difference between products of cloned and conventional livestock

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Meat and milk from cloned cattle and their offspring are safe to consume, according to independent scientists reporting for the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes, the BBC reports. They found no substantial difference between meat and milk from cloned animals, and those from conventional livestock. This comes after three cases of meat linked to a cloned cow being sold in the U.K., two of them bulls from embryos of a cow cloned in the U.S. The third was meat from a male calf sent to a London butcher’s shop. In the U.S., South America and Asia, farmers can breed from cloned cows, sheep and pigs, but farmers in Europe need specific authorization.

BBC News

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