2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC1032
Submitter : Mr. John Heck Date & Time: 01/04/2007 12:01:01
Organization : Mr. John Heck
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
There is no valid, intelligent reason to clone animals for food. Few, if any, ranchers would consider artificial insemination for animals raised for food -it's just too expensive. No reasonable rancher/farmer would ever consider the cost or hassle involved in cloning as a profitable method of raising animals.

I must conclude that the real purpose for cloning these animals is for reasons other than creating a food crop.

Based on the past performance of the FDA, and the absolutely corrupt administrators of the FDA, et al, any reasonable man would conclude this is a ruse, probably concocted by assorted commercial labs to gain information on cloning in general - but definitely not for food purposes.

I suspect the market for cloning replacement limbs and organs for people would be far more lucrative than producing cloned food animals.

And, again given the past performance of the FDA, the public has no reason to believe any reports concerning the safety of cloned animals for human food will be valid. Your own files should be full of reports and complaints concerning your own administrators ignoring data, ignoring valid studies proving things to be unsafe (and even deadly), yet you continue to allow them on our shelves.

No, you do not have my support for cloning animals for food. I do not support the idea of tax dollars being used to fund 'studies' on cloning that will end up making millions in profits for private companies. I do not support cloning of animals that could end up on my dinner table, with risks we cannot even imagine - and surely would fail to be reported to the US public, as you have done in the past with pharmaceuticals.