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Dean Foods, the $10 billion dairy company, released a statement last week saying that it will not sell milk from cloned cows. "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," the statement said.

Forbes notes that “a September poll by the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology found that 64 percent of respondents were uncomfortable with animal cloning. And a December poll by the University of Maryland found that the same percentage would buy, or consider buying, such food if the government said it was safe.”

However, the statement left Dean Foods some wiggle room – because it did not address whether the company would use milk from the offspring of cloned cows.
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