2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC330
Submitter : Ms. Laura Briere Date & Time: 01/03/2007 02:01:41
Organization : Ms. Laura Briere
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
I believe this should be researched FAR longer before it is wide spread for human consumption. We simply do not have all the facts, one of which, long-term effects. <b>Five years is, by no measure, 'long-term.'</b> <p>

If this is to come to be, all meats/dairy products should be labeled as cloned so that the consumer has a choice on whether or not to eat the cloned product. This should also be the case at restaurants. The consumer has the right to make a choice about what they put into their bodies  and proper disclosure supports that right. <p>

In light of human nature's tendency to leap at what sounds good and logical at the time without enough research into the long-term effects (i.e.: fossil-fuels; global warming), I am very concerned and oppose this strongly. We have done quite enough to destroy the planet, the other inhabitants and our very own bodies. At a minimum, we need to make the right decision here and wait until we have very long-term testing; a lifespan. It's simply not ready.<p>

What impacts, if any, will this have on...
<ol><li>the elderlies' bodies?</li>
<li>our longevity?</li>
<li>ability to reproduce?</li>
<li>susceptibility to cancers, etc?</li>
<li>normal immune systems?</li>
<li>morality as a culture?</li>
<li>our views of human cloning? - Will we be desensitized by the idea in 20 or so years so that we then think it's OK?</li></ol><p>

Thank you for the opportunity to submit my views.