Photo: Cloned Meat Ruling Sparks Optimism, Outcry in U.S.



Annie, born March 3, 2000, is a clone of a purebred Jersey calf that was genetically modified to resist the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, a leading cause of disease in dairy cows.

Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that meat and milk from cloned animals and their offspring are safe for human consumption. But the decision is being debated by consumer groups and organic farmers, who say that the FDA reached its conclusion without thorough scientific evidence.

Photograph by Scott Bauer/USDA ARS


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