Food from cloned animals remains a hot button in EU

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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BRUSSELS – Attempts to craft a compromise between the European Parliament and EU governments to create new legislation that would ban cloning of animals for food ended on March 29, according to The Associated Press. The parliament and member states gave up negotiations Tuesday morning after they couldn't agree on how to treat food from the descendants of cloned animals – after three years of negotiations.

At issue: the parliament wanted to include descendants in the ban, but the governments rejected that move. This demand "would have required drawing a family tree for each slice of cheese or salami," claimed Sandor Fazekas, Hungary's minister of rural development, who led negotiations for EU governments.

As a result, the EU is left with its 1997 law requiring special authorization for food from cloned animals.
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