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Cloning news: European Parliament opposition to cloning for food
Cloning news: European Parliament opposition to cloning for food





The European Parliament reiterated its opposition to meat and milk
produced from cloned animals on 7 July, piling pressure on the European
Commission to ban food produced in this way.





The Commission and EU member states would like to regulate the sale of "novel foods", but MEPs have adopted a more restrictive approach, asking the Commission to table a separate legislative proposal to expressly ban food from cloned animals and their descendants. If EU countries reject the Parliament's position, a conciliation procedure on the 'Novel Foods' dossier will start in September to find a compromise.
In the meantime, researchers at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences have achieved the successful delivery of a foal using oocytes from a live mare, the first such clone in the world.