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MEPs call for ban on animal cloning for food

Date

08 Sep 2008

Sections

Health & Consumers
Agriculture & Food

The European Parliament called for a ban in the EU on the cloning of animals for food supply. MEPs also urged an embargo on imports of cloned animals, their offspring and products derived from these sources. In a resolution adopted by 622 MEPs in favour, 32 against and 25 abstentions, the House calls on the Commission "to submit proposals prohibiting for food supply purposes:

    * the cloning of animals,
    * the farming of cloned animals or their offspring,
    * the placing on the market of meat or dairy products derived from cloned animals or their offspring, and
    * the importing of cloned animals, their offspring, semen and embryos from cloned animals or their offspring, and meat or dairy products derived from cloned animals or their offspring."

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