Sheâ€™s not happy with the FDAâ€™s stance on the safety of food:
â€œThe studies on which the FDA is basing its assessment include very little information on the specific question of whether food from cloned animals is safe."
But, according to the FDA, the agency has "studies that show that the meat and milk from cattle clones and their offspring are as safe as that from conventionally bred animals."
The agency has been studying this issue in great detail for a very long period of time. In fact, many of the world's leading experts on this issue work at the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine. During my tenure at the FDA (which ended in 2004), this issue was already being deeply investigated and intensely debated.
Representative DeLauro, rather than shooting from the hip, should call the FDA and ask for a briefing.