The results come after claims emerged this week that milk is on sale in Britain from cloned cows. Using cloned cows for meat or milk in the UK would be illegal without permission from the European Food Safety Authority, and currently there have not been any applications. However, in the US it has been cleared as safe to eat.
Interestingly, women seem more opposed to eating cloned meat, with 52% saying that they would not be happy to eat food from cloned animals, compared to 39% of men. In fact, turning the results on their head, almost double the amount of men (45%) said that they would be happy to eat such meat compared to women (23%).
Younger adults seem to be less worried about the origins of their meat, as the over-60s are more against the suggestion of using cloned animals, with 45% actively objecting compared to 39% of 18- to 24-year-olds. In fact, 18- to 24-year-olds are completely split, with 39% also feeling happy to personally condone the practice.