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07 January 2014

Food: Commission tables proposals on animal cloning and novel food

The European Commission has adopted three draft laws on animal cloning and on novel food which will provide legal certainty in this field. Two proposals will ban the use of the cloning technique in the EU for farm animals and the imports of these animal clones. The marketing of food from animal clones will also be prohibited. These proposals intend to address animal welfare and other ethical concerns related to the use of the technique. The draft law on novel food revises the existing Novel Food Regulation with a view to improving access of new and innovative food to the EU market, while still maintaining a high level of consumer protection.
Author/Organization: European Commission
Year: 2013
Topics: ethics, food safety, genetic , importing/exporting, legislation, marketing, welfare on the farm