(NaturalNews) Recent statements made by U.K. Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Jim Paice seem to suggest that Britons may soon be eating cloned milk and meat -- and they most likely will not even be aware of it. If Paice's suggestion that "there should be no restrictions on the use of offspring of cloned animals (for food)" is any indicator of U.K. food policy direction, cloned animal products could soon show up unlabeled on grocery store shelves.
Current U.K. law is dubious on the issue of cloned food products, saying that a "novel food" application is required for approval, while also insisting that cloned food is no different from natural food. But the rules do not specifically state the the offspring of cloned animals require novel food approval. And Paice's statement, which also supports the view of the European Commission on the issue, emphasizes support for the free sale of products derived from cloned animal offspring