According to a soon-to-be released FDA report on cloned animals, the government says it’s safe for you to eat Dolly, Dolly, Dolly and even Dolly. On every single measure of animal healthiness, the FDA analysis of cloned animals found virtually no difference between clones and animals reproduced by normal means.
Right now cloned animals are being used as breeding stock, mainly from the most prime specimens. It will be a long time before cloned meat shows up on the butcher’s counter as they’re too expensive, not to mention, consumer wariness. I say bring on the clones. The possibility for cheaper, better meat? Sounds good to me.