2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC339
Submitter : Mr. Gregory Stock Date & Time: 01/03/2007 02:01:30
Organization : Mr. Gregory Stock
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
Dear Sir or Madam
With regard to the approval for the use and sale of products derived from cloned animals, I must strongly urge the Food and Drug Administration to require that such products be clearly labeled as cloned.

While I disagree with FDA decision, I understand that you are, as usual, bowing to lobbying pressure without regard to the needs or wants of the public you serve. In spite of the testing and studies the decision refers to, the long term effects of cloning and the consumption of such products by humans is unknown. To many times in the past has the FDA made a decision only to later recall a product after it was found to be dangerous or potentially harmful. Cloning of food products is dubious science at worst and unneeded at best.

Requiring the use of product labels, as the FDA requires in countless other products, will allow consumers to make informed decisions. Informed consumer decisions will establish the market for such products and put the responsibility for the purchase and consumption of such products in the hands of the rightful decision makers, the American public.

CC Senator Barbara Miklulski
Senator Elect Benjamin Cardin
Representative Christopher Van Hollen Jr.