Is meat from cloned animals safe?

Nutritionist and Public Health Advocate

Marion Nestle is a consumer activist, nutritionist, and academic who specializes in the politics of food and dietary choice. Nestle received her BA, PhD, and MPH from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1988, Nestle was appointed Chair of New York University’s Steinhardt School of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health. She held that position until 2004, when she became the Paulette Goddard Professor in the same department.

Nestle is the author of numerous books, including "Food Politics," which explored the way corporations influence our nutritional choices, and "What to Eat," an survey of how to navigate the modern American supermarket. Aside from her books and teaching, Nestle writes a popular blog for the Atlantic Food Channel. 


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Marion Nestle: The Food and Drug Administration has ruled that meat from cloned animals is safe for human consumption, and has approved cloned animals for introduction into the food supply.  On the same day that the FDA made that announcement, the Department of Agriculture came out and said, “Yes, but please don’t do it.  Don’t bring that food into the food supply because it’s gonna cause a lot of trouble.  People don’t want it.