Berlin clears way for EU approval of cloned meat

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22 Jun, 2009 Updated Mon 22 Jun 2009 09:00 CEST
Berlin clears way for EU approval of cloned meat

Germany has reportedly dropped its opposition to allowing meat and dairy products from cloned animals in the European Union.


The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said on Monday that Berlin would no longer stand in the way of EU approval, to avoid what a diplomat in Brussels called a “regulatory gap” on the matter.

The EU is now expected to implement the new regulations along with approval for foods altered with nanotechnology.

Germany has until now opposed cloned meat due in part to vehement resistance from the country’s farmers.

According to the paper, the European Commission will now only be asked to come up with new guidelines for cloned products outlining the ethical concerns.


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