2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC289
Submitter : Ms. Lillian Coryn Date & Time: 01/03/2007 02:01:17
Organization : Ms. Lillian Coryn
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
I am extremely uncomfortable not only with eating cloned meat, but even more so with not knowing if I'm eating cloned meat. Introducing cloned meat into the bodies of the American public is a huge deal and it is my right to be able to choose if I want to eat it or not. If food is not labled how can I? The FDA is rendering the public powerless by making this decision for us. Even if the FDA has the best intentions, they have made mistakes in the past. What is the harm in labeling the food for us? When introducing genetically modified food in the UK, the British government did a consciencious job of educating the public, labeling the food and also having a referendum on it. Consider following their example to gain the trust of the public.