As cloned meat enters the UK food chain, Caz Graham hears the world must embrace the technology or mass starvation may result. And Professor Andrew Leitch from City University London warns global cloning technology is inevitable and the UK will lose out financially unless it joins in.
The Food Standards Agency has launched an enquiry into how meat and milk from the offspring of cloned cows has entered the food chain. Tim Smith, its Chief Executive, tells Farming Today that despite this, legislation to prevent cloned food arriving in the UK from parts of the world where cloning is commonplace is secure.
But the Soil Association warn that animal welfare and consumer suspicion means that the cloning of food animals shouldn't happen in the UK.
Presented by Caz Graham and produced by Melvin Rickarby.