Monday, February 19, 2007

Bill to label food products from cloned animals is introduced in the Senate

Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) announced today that she will introduce a Senate bill, the Cloned Food Labeling Act, to label all foods from cloned animals should the FDA approve such products for sale. The move follows similar bills introduced at the state level in California and Massachusetts.

According to the Senator's press release, "I am strongly opposed to the FDA approving meat and milk products from cloned animals for human consumption. If cloned food is safe, let it onto the market, but give consumers the information they need to avoid these products if they choose to. We need to let Americans, many of whom find this repugnant, speak with their dollars and choose the food that they feel confident is safe."