CASFS Blog & Forum

This site is for Apprentices, Administrators, Alumni and Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden Apprenticeship Program and the Center For Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) to post/discuss news and events.*
Please e-mail CASFS2009@gmail.com with questions or to become a contributor.
*UCSC, CASFS and Farm & Garden Staff are not in any way liable or responsible for the content posted here.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

FDA STILL ACCEPTING COMMENTS ON APPROVAL OF CLONED FOODS

The FDA is accepting public comments on their controversial proposed regulations that would allow milk, eggs and meat from cloned animals on the market, without labeling or safety testing. One major concern for organic consumers is the fact that it's impossible to determine via laboratory testing whether a particular meat or animal byproduct came from a cloned animal or its offspring. In other words, as the FDA approves conventional milk, eggs and meat from cloned animals, these same clone foods could find their way into foods labeled as "organic", even though foods from cloned animals cannot technically be labeled "organic". According to a report by Jim Riddle, former Chair of the National Organic Standards Board, labeling of cloned animals and their products is essential in order to "prevent entry of cloned animals, their progeny, and products into the organic food system."

posted by Alix @ 12:55 PM

1 Comments:

At 10:57 AM, Blogger CASFS 2006 said...

Good news from Dean Foods, America's largest milk producer.

 

Post a Comment

<< Home