Milk from cloned cows given green light by Defra
Milk and meat from the offspring of cloned animals should be allowed to go on sale, according to a government minister. Read full article…
It should be noted that the FDA has not only approved cloned livestock but has issued guidelines for genetically engineered animals; all to go to the consumer UNLABELED.
Difference between Cloned animals and Genetically engineered: Genetic engineering is a method of introducing new genes into an animal. Thus, it is a method of altering an animal, not copying it. A GE animal contains new DNA (the rDNA construct) that gives the animal new traits. If the rDNA construct is stably inherited, then future generations of the initial GE animal will also contain the rDNA construct, and will also be GE animals. So, while cloning is a method of reproduction, genetic engineering is a method by which the genetics of an animal can be altered.