2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC913
Submitter : Ms. Stephanie Peterson Date & Time: 01/04/2007 11:01:50
Organization : Peterson Bodywork Services
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
Cloning is a very new technology, and 5 years is not enough time to evaluate the safety & possible effects such a food source. Unfortunately, the FDA has plagued with a slew of "faux pauxs" as of late on the approval of items released before it's safety has been proven, mostly due to pressure from the involved industries. Just as "Organic" food is labeled, so should food from cloned animals. Those who do not have an issue with the products are then free to purchase/consume said products. However, if you remove the choice from the consumer, the meat industry will no doubt suffer a loss when a large portion of it's customers switch to products that they know they can trust. I know I will.