Dean Foods, said last month it will refuse milk from cloned cows. The Food and Drug Administration gave preliminary approval to meat and milk from cloned animals and could grant final approval by the end of the year. Many organic dairies have also said they oppose milk from clones.
“Numerous surveys have shown that Americans are not interested in buying dairy products that contain milk from cloned cows and Dean Foods is responding to the needs of our customers,” a statement from Dean Foods said.
Dean Foods spokeswoman Marguerite Copel told the Associated Press, the company respects the FDA, “but we’ve got a customer and consumer base.”
Dean did not say whether it would use milk from the offspring of cloned animals.