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Monique Goyens
Agrifood 11-06-2015

Goyens: EU law on animal cloning ‘falls short of consumers expectations’

Food from cloned animals has ‘novel food’ status at EU level, and requires approval before being allowed onto the market. But the EU legislation needs to be more transparent by covering also food from the descendants of clones, with a traceability system for imports of cloned animals embryos and semen, says Monique Goyens.

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