2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC642
Submitter : Ms. Julie Benz Date & Time: 01/04/2007 09:01:26
Organization : Ms. Julie Benz
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
The idea of eating a cloned animal disgusts me. The FDA cannot even protect me from eColi, and now I'm supposed to trust that it's safe to eat a clone?

The little existing research into clones shows they are prone to chromosomal damage, and to my knowledge, there has been absolutely NO research done into the effect of the consumption of such creatures.

I thought the FDA existed to protect the public health, but you obviously only exist to protect the short-term financial profits of certain business interests. If you actually thought the public would not refuse to eat cloned meat if given a choice, you would mandate that such a product be labelled as such, so the buyer could make an informed decision. As it is, you allow the meat industry to hide the fact, so no one will really know what they're eating.

Furthermore, we should not be encouraging cloning of any kind, period. The FDA has fallen far in my esteem thanks to this incredibly poor decision of yours.

You've successfully reduced the profits to the meat industry by at least one consumer.