September 21, 2007
September 21, 2007 - The California state senate last week passed a bill that would require all packages containing product from a cloned animal to be labeled as such.
"California consumers want to know what they're eating and what they're feeding their children," Sen. Carole Migden, who proposed the bill, said in a statement.
The legislation would require labels on packages of cloned product in the event that the Food and Drug Association (FDA) approves cloned meat sales for human consumption.
Last December, the FDA approved a draft decision that meat and milk from cloned cattle, pigs and goats are as safe to eat as food from conventionally bred animals. The public comment period closed in May, and FDA approval could come by the end of this year, according to Migden.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has until Oct. 21 to sign or veto the bill. Reprinted from meatingplace.com