2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC812
Submitter : Ms. Lisa Buskirk Date & Time: 01/04/2007 10:01:06
Organization : Ms. Lisa Buskirk
Category : Food Association
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
If the FDA approves the sale of meat and milk from cloned animals they should require a sticker on the label that states the product is from cloned animals. The consumers should have the option to purchase or not to purchase the product. I have no desire to purchase any product from a cloned animal and I would be very angry if I found out a product that I purchased and gave to my family was from a cloned animal. There are enough hormones and what not given to the animals today that we and our children ultimately consume. I don't want to add cloned animals to that list. I'm sure the people cloning the animals do not want the label because no one or very few consumers will use their products but I think the consumer has the right to know what they are buying and should get to make that decision for themselves. Maybe in 5 or 10 years from now it won't be an issue and the products will be safe to consume but right now I'm not willing to take that chance. I think any product - meat, milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, etc. that contains the slightest ingredient from a cloned animal should be labeled and let the consumer decide whether or not they want to purchase it. Because if you don't require a label I'll be looking for companies who label their products 'clone free'.

Thank you.