June 4, 2007
Milk from cloned cows under discussionFDA
is currently debating whether to allow milk from cloned cows into the
marketplace. Fearing an adverse consumer reaction, dairy processors are urging
FDA to keep its present moratorium in place. In comments filed with FDA, the
International Dairy Foods Association warned the introduction of milk from
clones could result in a 15% drop in milk consumption. The public comment
period closed May 3.
Just say no to biofuels?Food
industry representatives in Washington have expressed concern
over proposed legislation to increase biofuels production. Cal Dooley, CEO of
the Grocery Manufacturers Association, said the mark-up of the Biofuels for Energy Security and
Transportation Act of 2007 (S.987) might take too much of the nation’s grain
supply for motor fuels use.