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Milk and meat from the offspring of cloned animals should be allowed to go on sale, according to a government minister.
The comments are the clearest sign that the Government will give the official green light to farmers and food companies who want to supply butchers and supermarkets with the controversial products.
However, animal welfare campaigners said they were "utterly dismayed" by the ministerial statement, saying it opened the door to widespread cloning, with consumers unable to tell whether they were eating meat originating a cloned animal or not.
He added: "For the future, the Government shares the Commission's view that there should be no restrictions on the use of offspring of cloned animals."
But the third generation showed serious ill effects and turned out to be completely sterile.
I don't get it - if a cloned cow is genetically the same as a 'normal' cow, then the cloned milk will be the same as normal milk right?
Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by doom27
Indeed and I find it most amusing that the same people are against genetic engineering and what have you, despit ethe fact that the process of domestication of all animals has led to a very limited gene pool and types of animal not found in the wild with "desirable traits" such as more milk production or better wool, namely genetic modification. It has been going on for thousands of years, why start caring about it now?