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FDA Calls for Public Comment on Cloned Meat

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FDA Calls for Public Comment on Cloned Meat

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FDA Calls for Public Comment on Cloned Meat

FDA Calls for Public Comment on Cloned Meat

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The Food and Drug Administration declared cloned meat safe to eat in December, but the FDA is asking producers and breeders of cloned animals to withhold selling meat to the public on a voluntary basis.

In a statement, the FDA said that cloned livestock were not genetically altered, but instead were like "identical twins born at different times." In the same statement, the FDA welcomed the public to comment on its Web site. Commentator John McCann, a vegetarian, offers his thoughts on the subject.