Good news for those of you who have been keeping a cloned T-bone in your freezer waiting to see if it's safe to eat: In an announcement that surprised no one, the FDA today linkurl:gingerly said; that it's OK to eat cloned cows and pigs. Cloned milk and meat more than likely won't even need a label. The timing of the announcement suggests that the FDA wanted as little scrutiny of the report as possible ?- the week before Christmas and New Year's is, as the linkurl:Raelians figured out; in 2002, the time to announce news about cloning ?- but the response was predictable. In advance of the announcement, the American Anti-Vivisection Society linkurl:said it was opposed to all animal cloning; because of high failure rates, while the Competitive Enterprise Institute -- a 'non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government' that has challenged...

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