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Pew Initiative Releases Proceedings

FDA Veterinarian Newsletter July/August 2003 Volume XVIII, No 4

Proceedings of the conference titled “Animal Cloning and the Production of Food Products—Perspectives from the Food Chain,” are now available on the Pew Initiative’s web site at http://www.pewagbiotech.org.

Over 150 participants attended the conference, held September 26, 2002. co-hosted by the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology and FDA. Attendees included scientists, industry and government representatives, animal welfare advocates, consumer rights representatives and policy analysts. Speakers addressed the potential uses of genetically engineered animals, ethical and animal welfare considerations, human health and environmental concerns, the state of the technology and future trends, marketing issues, and regulation of transgenic and cloned animals.

Dr. Stephen Sundlof, Director of the Center for Veterinary Medicine, said “The Center for Veterinary Medicine co-sponsored last year’s conference on animal cloning along with the Pew Initiative to inform regulators, scientists, and consumers about the science behind the cloning of food-producing animals.”