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Japan to Study Safety of Cloned Animals for Food

TOKYO - Japan will study the safety of cloned animals for food, after a report concluded there is no biological difference in the meat and milk of cloned and non-cloned cattle, officials said on Wednesday.

"The safety commission has been asked to deliberate on the matter," an Agriculture Ministry official said.

It was not immediately clear how long it would take for the Food Safety Commission, Japan's food safety watchdog which will be looking into the issue, to reach a conclusion.
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