No Quick End for Cloning Product Moratorium

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No Quick End for Cloning Product Moratorium : USDA On Monday April 7, the U.S. Agricultural Department stated it will not lift a voluntary moratorium on the selling of meat and milk from cloned animals any time soon for consumers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ruled in January that the products from cloned livestock were as safe as the milk and meat from traditional animals. Before then, ranchers and farmers had followed a voluntary ban on the sale of products from cloned animals. After the FDA’s ruling, the USDA asked the cloning industry to prolong the ban for a transitional period that is expected to last several months. Bruce Knight, USDA’s undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs stated at the National Association of Agriculture Journalists conference, “We have asked those companies to continue that voluntary moratorium. I do not have an end date on that.” Knight added that so far the market has been very accepting and understanding of the moratorium. The USDA is now responding to the questions and concerns in the sector and
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course AGR 236 taught by Professor Rachowitz during the Spring '08 term at Sam Houston State University.

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