2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC644
Submitter : Dr. Aaron Lear Date & Time: 01/04/2007 09:01:46
Organization : Dr. Aaron Lear
Category : Health Professional
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
It is my opinion that if the government deems cloned animal products safe to eat, and available to enter the US food system, that consumers should be made aware with labels on the products. I believe you will find that consumers will want this knowledge when purchasing their food. Also, it seems to me that the only reason to not have the food labelled is to circumvent people knowing what they are buying. One can assume that if the food is labelled, it will sell at a rate significantly lower than its non-cloned counterparts based on public opinion polls.

Why shouldn't people have this option? It seems only to appease the agriculture industry that knows people will not buy these foods if given a choice.

Please reconsider, and, if the cloned animal products enter the market-place, allow people to make an informed decision on what it is they are purchasing by requiring labels idenitifying the cloned foods.