Farm animal cloning “no risk”
European Food Safety Agency says cloning OK for food safety and the environment
There are no additional human health risks from eating meat and produce from cloned farm animals and no new risks to the environment. That is the conclusion of the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) whch has published its final scientific opinion on the implications of animal cloning on food safety, animal health and welfare and the environment in the EU.
“No clear evidence has emerged to suggest any differences between food products from clones or their offspring, in terms of food safety, compared to products from conventionally bred animals. But we must acknowledge that the evidence base, while growing and showing consistent findings, is still small. That has been one of the challenges throughout this work,” says Prof. Vittorio Silano, chair of EFSA’s Scientific Committee.