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Europe Fails to Reach Deal on Cloned Meat

EU bodies at odds over the labelling and sale of products from clones and their descendants.

From Nature magazine


Negotiations over the sale of products from cloned animals in the European Union have broken down and run out of time.

The stalemate means that existing regulations, dating from 1997, remain in place. These state that although authorization is required to market food from clones, the use of their progeny as well as nanomaterials in foods will remain unregulated — meaning that meat from the offspring of cloned animals can go on sale unlabelled.


The European Parliament had sought a ban on meat and derivative products from the descendants of cloned animals as well as from clones. The European Union (EU) Council, which represents EU member states, and the European Commission insisted on limiting the ban to the clones themselves.


Read full story at Scientific American


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