The Pierce County Business Examiner reports,
“Wilcox Family Farms announced today it will keep its milk and egg products free of cloned animals. Wilcox supplies more than 20 percent of the area’s milk and is the first major producer in the state to announce it will be free of cloned animals.
Wilcox has agreements with its suppliers to ensure the milk it purchases is free of artificial hormones. Farm officials said the family will add to those agreements to make sure its milk and chickens are not from cloned animals.
In December 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a draft report saying meat and milk from cloned animals, and their offspring, are as safe to eat as conventionally bred animals. The FDA, however, also kept in place a voluntary moratorium on the use of cloned animals for food.”
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