2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC753
Submitter : Ms. Shannon Bakunowski Date & Time: 01/04/2007 10:01:43
Organization : Ms. Shannon Bakunowski
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
My mother wrote the comment below and I agree with her 100%! I hope you take our perspective into consideration. Thank you!

"I believe that the FDA's decision that cloned animals are "safe" to eat
is
very premature. More studies and simply more time needs to pass to see
how
these animals develop into old age, what happens to them during that
time,
and when the cloned animal dies, a careful look at the body should be
taken
and the body tissues tested extensively. At the very least, meat NEEDS
to
be labeled for consumers whether it is FROM a cloned animal or not, or
if
the animal was FED with feed that had discards from cloned animals.
Right
now, I have a very strong impression that this decision is biased and
has
"MONEY" behind it from the industry. Please demonstrate to me and
others
that this is not true by reversing this decision for now, until more
information
is known and more time has passed to allow for more knowledge to occur.
When
the market gets to the point of selling cloned-animal meat, I am not
going
to purchase ANY meat and/or meat products for me and my family until
the
FDA and the industry proves to me that extensive safeguards will be
taken.
Please do not damage the public's faith in the FDA and do the right
thing.
Thank you --"