Do you remember Dolly? Dolly the sheep made the headlines in 1996 as the first cloned mammal. So what has happened since then?
The European Union forbids cloning in animal husbandry practices. However cloned animals are permitted in the food chain in the US. And there’s no labelling requirement for animals which are cloned, or for their offspring. So how does one avoid offspring from a cloned animal in the US being brought into the food system in Europe?
Cloning for food production is being practiced in China. Boyalife Group is a company active in this field. They have targeted producing 100,000 cloned cows annually, with a goal to up production towards a million cloned cows per annum.