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Tracking system launched for cloned food


WASHINGTON Consumers concerned about whether their food came from cloned animals will now have some comfort thanks to a tracking program.

ViaGen and TransOva Genetics announced that they have developed a supply chain management program that tracks cloned animals from birth to death through a third party registry. Each time the animal transfers owners, it will be recorded in the national registry.


The two companies reported that the system was created solely to give consumers accurate information on the products they purchase, and does not imply any health or safety issues with cloned products. According to the companies, food derived from clones and their offspring is as safe as any other food. This safety has been confirmed through a rigorous scientific risk assessment by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as well as two reports by the National Academy of Sciences.

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