Biotech Supports FDA On Cloning February 4th, 2008
A national biotechnology industry group is supporting the FDA in its recent report that cloned meats and milk meet food safety standards.
“BIO strongly supports the FDA’s risk assessment, which concludes that meat and milk products from animal clones and their offspring are safe for human consumption, and are no different from foods from livestock produced through other breeding methods,” said Jim Greenwood, president of CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization.
The statement was in response to a risk assessment published recently by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding the safety of milk and meat products from cloned animals and their offspring.
“Livestock cloning is the latest step in a long history of reproductive tools for farmers and ranchers, and can effectively help livestock producers deliver what consumers want – high-quality, safe, abundant and nutritious foods in a consistent manner,” Greenwood said.
BIO represents more than 1,150 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology technologies.
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