2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC381
Submitter : Mr. James Kuruvilla Date & Time: 01/03/2007 03:01:52
Organization : Mr. James Kuruvilla
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
As an individual consuming meat, meat products and dairy products or any other product that may have some derivative from such an animal, I would strongly desire that the industry indicate on the packaging for any such product, if the meat is from a cloned animal or from an offspring. This could be as simple as <b>'Contains meat/derivatives from a cloned animal or its offspring'</b>.<br>
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I do not like as a consumer to be forced to consume a product that is unnatural that I would consider to be not the best I could provide for my family. Over an above that the idea of not having any additional safeguards for such a product and also not telling the consumer of the source of the contents is sneaky and unethical.<br>
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I as a consumer would be forced to find alternate sources for such products which though an inconvenience will be better than consuming such a product. <br>
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Hence, irrespective of whether you choose to allow sale of such products with or without additional safeguards or labeling, it will still have a large impact on the consumers who will be divided into following groups.<br>
a) Those who have no clue now of what they consume<br>
b) Those who do not have a problem consuming such product<br>
c) Those who will not consume such a product<br>
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I am against release of such products in any form for human consumption, and if you choose to do, I request that I would not be forced to consume such products unknowingly.<br>
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Thanks<br>
James Kuruvilla.