Latest Ethics of cloning Stories

2011-02-24 08:30:00

Britain's Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), has signed off on allowing milk and meat from the offspring of cloned animals to go on sale, The Telegraph reports. The comments are a clear signal 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. Campaigners for animal welfare expressed that they are "utterly dismayed" by the ministerial statement, claiming...

2009-03-04 10:54:33

A controversial Italian fertility specialist said on Wednesday that he has successfully created three human babies through the process of cloning. Dr. Severino Antinori said he has cloned two boys and one girl. "I helped give birth to three children with the human cloning technique," Antinori said in an interview with Oggi Weekly. "It involved two boys and a girl who are nine years old today. They were born healthy and they are in excellent health now." He said he used the process of...

2009-02-07 15:12:04

China-born stem cell scientist Xiangzhong "Jerry" Yang, best known for successfully creating the first cloned farm animal in the United States, has died after a battle with cancer, the University of Connecticut said Friday.  He was 49. Yang was first diagnosed with salivary gland cancer in 1996.  He died Thursday at the Brigham Young Women's Center hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, University of Connecticut spokesman David Bauman told AFP. "He excelled as an embryologist at Cornell...

2008-09-02 15:45:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that food products from cloned animals may have already become a part of the U.S. food supply. With an estimated 600 cloned animals currently grazing across the U.S., FDA spokeswoman Siobhan DeLancey acknowledged "it is theoretically possible" that food products from cloned animals have already become a part of the nation's food supply. "I don't know whether they are or not. I could imagine there are not very many of them," DeLancey added....

2008-01-25 11:53:46

Approximately 600 animals have been cloned in the United States. However, they have most likely not entered the food supply according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Last week the FDA stated that meat and milk from cloned animals and their offspring were just as safe to eat as products obtained from traditional animals. Prior to this statement farmers had a standstill that prevented clones from being sold. The FDA's Stephen Sundlof claims that there is no predilection that this...

2008-01-15 10:55:00

After six years of study and analysis, The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced Tuesday that meat and milk from clones of cows, pigs, goats, and their offspring are as safe to eat as food from conventionally bred animals.  The agency further ruled against requiring labels that indicate if food is derived from cloned animals. This announcement removes the last regulatory obstacle to bringing food products from cloned animals to market.A press release sent out by the FDA on...

2007-12-20 10:50:00

WASHINGTON -- With the government set to allow food from cloned animals onto the market - and consumers not yet convinced it's safe - meat and dairy producers are promoting an industry-led system to track cloned livestock. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to give final go-ahead for the sale of cloned meat and milk before the end of the year. Food producers have agreed not to sell those products under a voluntary moratorium, though the FDA has said cloned animals are scientifically...

2007-08-08 16:38:19

TOKYO - A Japanese geneticist said Wednesday his research team created the world's first fourth-generation cloned pig, an achievement that could help scientists in medical and other research. The male pig was born at Tokyo's Meiji University in July, said Hiroshi Nagashima, the geneticist at the university who led the project. Earlier attempts to clone animals for several generations were problematic. Scientists had thought that was because the genetic material in the nucleus of the donor...

2007-02-23 14:10:33

WASHINGTON -- Milk from cloned cows is no longer welcome at the nation's biggest milk company. Although the government has approved meat and milk from cloned animals while it conducts further studies, Dean Foods Co. (DF) of Dallas said Thursday that its customers and consumers don't want milk from cloned animals. The $10 billion company owns Land O'Lakes and Horizon Organic, among dozens of other brands. "Numerous surveys have shown that Americans are not interested in buying dairy products...

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