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Is the FDA's Cloning Proposal Ready for Prime Time?, An Organic Center Critical Issue Report
Author(s): James Riddle
Organic Outreach Coordinator
University of Minnesota
Between Christmas 2006 and New Year's day, the Food and Drug Administration released a long-awaited set of documents on animal cloning. The agency's draft risk assessment runs several hundred pages. A proposed risk management plan and guidance to industry documents are much shorter because, in a nutshell, FDA found nothing new to worry about from introducing cloned animals, their progeny, and products from them into the human food supply and the animal and pet food supplies.
This Critical Issue Report explains the FDA's proposal and the findings of its risk assessment. In addition, impacts on consumers and organic farmers are summarized.
Is the FDA's animal cloning proposal "ready for prime time?" This report provides key facts and insightful analysis to help readers reach their own conclusions.
The full report and Executive Summary are available at the below links.