Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) announced today that she will introduce a Senate bill, the Cloned Food Labeling Act, to label all foods from cloned animals should the FDA approve such products for sale. The move follows similar bills introduced at the state level in California and Massachusetts. A recent article (posted under "News Headlines" to the left) also mentions a possible state bill in Connecticut.
According to the Senator's press release,
“The public deserves to know if their food comes from a cloned animal. My legislation will help the American public make an informed decision,” said Senator Mikulski. “I am strongly opposed to the FDA approving meat and milk products from cloned animals for human consumption. If cloned food is safe, let it onto the market, but give consumers the information they need to avoid these products if they choose to. We need to let Americans – many of whom find this repugnant – speak with their dollars and choose the food that they feel confident is safe.”
Tell your Senators to support SB 414 and label food from cloned animals!