|2003N-0573||Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment|
|FDA Comment Number :||EC948|
|Submitter :||Mr. Scott Prigge||Date & Time:||01/04/2007 11:01:10|
|Organization :||My Family|
|Category :||Individual Consumer|
| I cannot argue the science behind the FDA's report on the safety of meat products produced by cloned animals. I have confidence that the FDA has the resources and expertise to make (what it believes is) the correct decision. However it is unacceptable to me that products produced in such a manner will not be easily identifiable to the individual consumer by some sort of labeling mechanism. I demand from the FDA the ability to make my eating choices based on whatever factors I deem relevant. Without an identification mechanism, the FDA will deny me that choice. I have the ability to make choices today based on such labeling as "Organic", "Fat Free", "No Trans-Fats", etc... The fact that I may decide NOT to eat something because I deem it as unhealthy is no different - it is still a choice which all Americans should be entitled to.
Finally if the FDA decides not to require labeling for food products produced by cloning mechanisms, the FDA will no longer benefit from my support. I will completely mistrust the agency, as it will appear that you are more supportive of lobbying interests than protecting the average consumer like me.
I urge you to require consumer identification labeling for these products.