publication . Article . 2012

Update on the state of play of Animal Health and Welfare and Environmental Impact of Animals derived from SCNT Cloning and their Offspring, and Food Safety of Products Obtained from those Animals

European Food Safety Authority;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2012 Journal: EFSA Journal, volume 10, issue 7 (issn: 1831-4732, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
<p>The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) received in December 2011, a request from the European Commission for an update on the possible scientific developments for cloning of farmed animals for food production purposes. The present Statement follows the EFSA 2009 and 2010 Statements and the EFSA 2008 Scientific Opinion, and is based on peer reviewed scientific literature published since the EFSA 2010 Statement, information made available to EFSA following a call for data, and discussions with experts in the field of animal cloning. As reported before, Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT) can produce healthy clones, but a portion of the animal clones s...
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free text keywords: Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT), Embryonic Cell Nuclear Transfer (ECNT), Food Safety, Animal Health and Welfare, Risk Assessment, Efficiency, Cattle, Pig, Cloned Animal, lcsh:Nutrition. Foods and food supply, lcsh:TX341-641, lcsh:Chemical technology, lcsh:TP1-1185
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