The ethical aspects of animal cloning for food supply
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The ethical aspects of animal cloning for food supply proceedings of the round-table debate : Brussels, 24-25 September 2007 by

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Published by Office for Official Publications of the European Communities in Luxembourg .
Written in English


  • Cloning.,
  • Cloning -- Moral and ethical aspects.,
  • Animal biotechnology.

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Edition Notes

StatementSecretariat of the EGE.
ContributionsEuropean Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies to the European Commission. Secretariat ., European Commission.
The Physical Object
Pagination123 p. :
Number of Pages123
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21897308M
ISBN 109279073982
ISBN 109789279073984

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Animal cloning for food supply involves a nu mber of specific ethical con cerns that come to play wh en decisions are to be made concerning the application of SCNT cloning technologies in breeding. Opinion No. 23 Ethical aspects of animal cloning for food supply. 9. European Food Safety Authority (). Draft Scientific Opinion on Food Safety, Animal Health and Welfare and Environmental Impact of Animals derived from Cloning by Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT) and their Offspring and Products Obtained from those Animals. – Journal of Academic and Business Ethics Food Cloning, Page 5 and the introduction of cloned animals and products into the food supply without public knowledge. SCNT and ECNT methods were specifically studied due to their human and animal health concerns. Issues in animals were low success rates of embryos, large cloned offspring, andFile Size: KB. cloning animals for food supply is ethically justified”. The EGE added that it “does not see convincing arguments to justify the production of food from clones and their offspring”. Likely suffering of cloned animals and their offspring when raised on-farm To correctly assess the long-term impact of cloning, it is important to consider the.

  Although cloning may eventually become an important technology for livestock production, four ethical issues must be addressed before the practice becomes widespread. First, researchers must establish that the procedure is not detrimental to the health or well-being of affected animals. Second, animal research institutions should evaluate the net social benefits to livestock Cited by: 6. The Ethical Issues in Animal Cloning Given the diverse motivations and types of animal cloning, the ethical terrain is summary,animal cloning raises two types of moral problems:it may have negative consequences to animals, human beings, or the environment; and it may violate important moral prohibitions or by: The taxation on planetary food supplies would be immense. Through animal cloning, we could add more animal protein into the food chain, eliminating some of the pressure that will undoubtedly be placed on croplands in future generations. 3. There could be research benefits. Animal cloning doesn’t have to involve the entire animal. Ethical Issues in Animal Cloning. The issue of human reproductive cloning has recently received a great deal attention in public discourse. Bioethicists, policy makers, and the media have been quick to identify the key ethical issues involved in human reproductive cloning and to argue, almost unanimously, for an international ban on such : Autumn Fiester.

Animal cloners have also acknowledged that the technology will likely lead to human cloning attempts, despite the safety and ethical issues that surround such risky experiments. In fact, the two leading animal cloning companies (ViaGen and Cyagra*) were created by the companies most involved in human embryo cloning experiments. Global trade context • “There is no evidence that commercial cloning of animals for food production is taking place in the EU and consultations suggest it is unlikely to be established before ” • “Commercial cloning is concentrated in the US, Canada and Argentina, although there is some activity in New Zealand, Australia, Chile, China.   EFSA statement on the publication of the opinion of the European Group on Ethics and New Technologies on ethical aspects of animal cloning for the food supply EFSA recognises that the issue of animal cloning raises ethical, moral and other societal issues beyond its remit. Animal cloning offers great benefits to consumers, farmers, and endangered species: Cloning allows farmers and ranchers to accelerate the reproduction of their most productive livestock in order to better produce safe and healthy food. Cloning reproduces the healthiest animals, thus minimizing the use of antibiotics, growth hormonesFile Size: 1MB.