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Know more in 30 seconds - Williamsport farmer Greg Wiles

December 29, 2006

The issue: Williamsport farmer Greg Wiles is facing eviction from his father's 200-acre farm and might have to sell his two cloned cows for food, despite a voluntary ban on entering cloned animals into the human food chain.

What's new: The Food and Drug Administration has decided that food from cloned livestock is safe to eat, but final approval could take months or longer. The ban will remain in place until then.

What's next: Wiles is trying to find a home for the animals before Jan. 9, when it's likely a Washington County court will order him off the property. If he doesn't find a solution in which he can recoup his investment, he said his only option is for the cloned cows to go into the food supply.

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