The National Organic Standards Board.
A panel on organic agriculture has called for a ban in the use of
cloned animals in the production of organic food. The National Organic
Standards Board has voted to exclude cloned animals and related products
from the organic sector. The Cornucopia Institute, a farm policy and
organic watchdog group, said the vote is "a victory for farmers,
consumers and retailers" keen to protect organic food from "a
highly controversial and experimental technology". Last year, the
Food and Drug Administration indicated that it would accept the
commercialization of cloning in livestock agriculture. The FDA also said
it would not seek the use of labels on meat, dairy and other food
products stating that they came from cloned animals. A bill is before
the Senate to outlaw the use of cloned animals and their offspring in
organic food production.