2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC687
Submitter : Mr. Leo Filon III Date & Time: 01/04/2007 10:01:11
Organization : Mr. Leo Filon III
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
I oppose cloned meat and milk. We do not yet know the long-term effects of mammal cloning on clones, their descendants, or byproducts, and the effects these would have on product health or safety for human or animal consumption. Nor do we know the long-term, even potentially planet-wide, future-altering effects of polluting the natural gene-pool with the genes of clones or their descendants, as now happens with genetically-modified crops, and the effects these would have on product health or safety for human or animal consumption - effects whether by natural reproduction and/or the actions of human beings, economics, or policies, as when farmers are enslaved to providers of seed for crops modified not to produce seed themselves. However, if you do allow cloning and the introduction of the meat or milk of clones or their descendants into human or animal consumption, as safe and healthful, you will certainly not be afraid to label the clone-products as such, and keep them from being commingled with non-clone products, since surveys indicate consuming clone-food is so repugnant to so many Americans. Failing that, you MUST allow factual 'clone-free' labeling, similar to currently-allowed 'non-GMO' labeling. Thank you.