2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC692
Submitter : Mr. Will Chan Date & Time: 01/04/2007 10:01:12
Organization : Mr. Will Chan
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
I have found the proposed assessment and guidance on allowing cloned animals into the food supply to be arrogant and short-sighted. It appears to be driven more by politics than science. We clearly do not know EVERYTHING about cloning. To claim or declare animal products from cloned animals is safe is specious because not only have there been no wide-spread long-term studies conducted to prove safety, the science of cloning itself is at its infancy.

Consumers MUST be provided with the information to make their decision on whether the risk to them and their family is acceptable. IF the FDA and the food industry goes ahead with allowing cloned animals into the food supply, the consequences would be mass chaos at best and potentially catastrophic to the food industry and American agriculture. The very foundations of the food supply would be shaken. American beef, for instance, could be boycotted or outright banned by foreign countries.

Can we as a country and can the food industry and agriculture risk the real and significant risk of millions of Americans and dozens of countries avoid US meat products?? I say no!