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European Parliament votes to extend cloning ban proposals

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THE European Parliament voted to extend European Commission proposals to limit the cloning of farm animals for food in the European Union last month, with MEPs deciding that the ban should include not just food products from cloned animals but also from their offspring and imports into the EU.

Renate Sommer, the German MEP who was dealing with the proposed legislation on behalf of the European Parliament's environment committee, commented: ‘Due to the negative effects on animal welfare, cloning …

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