First of all, let's be clear: there is no need to clone animals for food.
The Bryant Park Project reports:
After six years of intensive research on whether meat, muscle tissue and milk from cloned animals are fit for human consumption, the FDA says they "are as safe as food we eat every day."
If that's not obscene enough, the next line of copy reads:
The stamp of approval from the FDA removes the last regulatory hurdle to mass-marketing cloned meat and milk products.
I don't know why we humans cannot leave well enough alone. It was never about safety anyway. We now know that there have been two issues playing the part of the finger in the dyke. One is the wary consumer who (thank God) is reluctant to buy into the horrific notion of creating lives in laboratories with the ultimate goal of shooting a piston through their heads, and carving up their genetically engineered flesh for our deli sandwiches and $10 Sunday roasts.
The other reason is the impact such an industry would have on the economic fabric of modern times. It would stand to reason that this would be the one of primary importance to the U.S. government.
It's true, isn't it? In life, it really does all boil down to sex (or lack thereof, in this case) and money, doesn't it?