The Food and Drug Administration has declared meat and milk from cloned animals and their offspring to be â€œas safe as food we eat every day,â€ in the words of Stephen Sundloff, FDAâ€™s food safety chief. The FDA believes that more study and mandatory labeling are unnecessary, even though Congress has been working on legislation to keep clones out of the food chain. So whenever the voluntary sales moratorium ends, will consumers have to just trust the FDA and industry that the cloned food they wonâ€™t realize their eating is safe? One problem is the context: The phrase â€œFDA-approvedâ€ seems more like a warning than an assurance these days.
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