Animal Cloning: FAQs About Cloning For Livestock Managers
Does FDA support animal cloning?
FDA neither supports nor opposes the cloning of food-producing animals for agricultural purposes. FDA’s job is to protect the public health. While FDA worked to complete the final Animal Cloning Risk Assessment process, it asked producers to voluntarily keep food from clones out of the food supply until we had assessed its safety. Because the agency has insufficient information to determine its safety, FDA continues to ask producers to voluntarily keep food from clone species other than cattle, swine, and goats (e.g., sheep) out of the food supply.