Cloned meat betrayal: Unlabeled dairy and beef products to go on sale after UK minister sabotages Europe’s call for a ban
By Sean Poulter
Daily Mail UK
A campaign to put controls on cloned meat and milk was killed off yesterday by the UK Government and Brussels. The move signals the start of a free-for-all in ‘Frankenfood’ – despite claims the technology is cruel and unethical.
Shoppers will be left in the dark because products from the offspring of cloned animals will not require special labels. One MEP warned supermarkets could soon be flooded with their milk.
More than 100 clone offspring animals, mostly dairy cows, are being reared on British farms. Meat, milk and cheese from these and similar animals could go on shelves within months.
Caroline Spelman, Tory food and farming secretary, led the moves in Brussels to sabotage attempts to regulate or mark food from clones and their descendants.
Commission officials joined her in arguing that such controls could provoke a trade war with Washington.
Most MEPs, on the other hand, called for a complete ban or, failing that, clear labelling.
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