2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC1132
Submitter : Mrs. Amy Paris Date & Time: 01/04/2007 12:01:15
Organization : N/A
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
Dear FDA,
I was saddened to learn that the FDA may approved cloned meat and dairy products to be sold to consumers; and without a label specifying that the product is from a cloned animal. If indeed this proposal passes, I will no longer purchase meat and dairy products that are not organic. Currently I do not buy organic meat and dairy as these products are more costly. However, if cloned products are to be sold to consumers without labeling them as such, I will be forced to purchase organic meat and dairy despite the increased cost. I will make this financial sacrifice to my budget as I feel it is not right to eat cloned products. I am sure that the FDA has done safety studies on this topic. However, as a former researcher for psychiatric meds, I know that the efficacy and safety of products cannot be 100% guaranteed. Not enough data has been gathered to convince me, and I'm sure other consumers, of the safety of cloned food. Personally, the thought of eating cloned food makes me nauseous. I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way. If cloned meat and dairy are placed on the shelves of grocery stores, I am sure many people will take their business to the stores that sell organic meat and dairy as part of their primary products. Think of the economical implications for major grocery chain. Though economics plays a part for me as I am on a limited budget, it is the idea of eating cloned meat and dairy that repulses me. Please reconsider placing cloned meat and dairy on the shelves, especially unlabeled cloned products. Thank you for taking the time to read my concerns.

Sincerely,

Amy Paris