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Europeans reject cloned food

Published on 10/10/2008

10 October 2008

BRUSSELS — A new poll shows that most Europeans reject food from cloned animals.

In a European Union survey released Thursday, 58 percent of consumers said cloning animals for food production should never be justified and a majority said they would never buy meat or milk from cloned animals.

The poll highlights a division between Europe and the US on genetically modified food.

The US government said in September it will start considering proposals to sell genetically engineered animals as food, a move that could lead to faster-growing fish and cattle that can resist more diseases.

[AP / Expatica]