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September 17, 2007

California Legislature Passes Clone Labeling Measure

The California bill requiring labeling of meat and milk from cloned animals (blogged here and here) has passed the California legislature.  Excerpts here are from the Center for Food Safety news release:

Washington, D.C., September 14, 2007 - The Center for Food Safety (CFS) today applauded the California legislature for passing the country's first law requiring labels on meat or dairy products produced from animal clones or their offspring.

A CFS report released in February revealed that there is scant scientific evidence for the safety of food from clones, and that the technology is inherently cruel to animals.

Nonetheless, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it expects to approve the marketing of unlabeled food from clones before the end of this year. . . .

The California bill, SB 63, was introduced by Senator Carol Migden, and requires clear, prominent labeling indicating that food derives from an animal clone or its progeny on any such food for human consumption.  SB 63 passed the state House on Monday and the Senate on Wednesday.  It now goes to Governor Schwarzeneggar who has until October 15 to sign or veto the bill.

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