2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC737
Submitter : Ms. Diane Schirf Date & Time: 01/04/2007 10:01:20
Organization : Ms. Diane Schirf
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
1. As a consumer, I have the right to know what I am buying. I would NEVER choose to buy cloned animal product. Therefore, cloned animal product MUST be labeled. This is not debatable.

2. According to a NYT article question and answer: Why are cloned animals needed in agriculture?

Breeders are constantly looking to produce the highest quality, highest yield animals they can. Just as crop farmers create hybrid strains that can resist drought and disease, animal breeders want to target healthy animals that are good milk or meat producers. Cloning such elite stock is one way to maximize their yield.

Nonsense. The way to breed strains that are disease resistant is to bring back the minor breeds that have always been resistant.