Randy Buckner wrote:The public seems skeptical about changing that. In a poll taken earlier this year, 65 percent called cloning animals morally wrong. Another poll found that 45 percent opposed using cloning in food production.
I'm generally among the first to be skeptical about the level of care that the corporate sector brings to worrying about consumer health and safety when there's profit to be made, but that said, it seems to me that the morality issue and the food-safety issue need to be separated here.
Cloning by definition yields a DNA-exact duplicate of the original animal, so it's hard for me to see how food safety comes in. If there's concern about the morality and ethics of it, let that be subject to robust public debate: But don't cloud the issue by tying it to an illusory concern about health and safety.
That's my 2¢ worth, anyway ...