|2003N-0573||Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment|
|FDA Comment Number :||EC1072|
|Submitter :||Mr. Kent Robinson||Date & Time:||01/04/2007 12:01:47|
|Organization :||Mr. Kent Robinson|
|Category :||Individual Consumer|
| I am strongly opposed to permitting meat and milk products to be marketed without any designation that they come from a cloned source. This seems totally in contrast to current policy with regard to public information about their food. We have items indicated as "organic", strict labeling regulations about nutritional information (calories, different types of fat, etc.) and even the country source of our produce. Additional information is being considered with regard to seafood. All of this information is designed to assist the public in selecting items that are appropriate for their diet and so that they may make an educated choice about what they eat.
While current scientific investigation may show that products from cloned sources do not have any risks to our health, it only seems prudent and reasonable to make sure that this is the case and provide scientists in the future a means to back track and investigate unexpected health problems that may occur. In this light, it only makes sense that these products be labeled as being from a cloned source or a special designation label be established indicating "clone free". Your primary duty is to protect human health--such a requirement ensures this requirement is met or can be investigated if adverse events occur.
We only have to look to recent findings about potentital health problems caused by teflon to see that we cannot predict the effects of scientific advances on humanity.