2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC1029
Submitter : Miss. Joy Collins Date & Time: 01/04/2007 12:01:19
Organization : Miss. Joy Collins
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
I am a college student expressing concern as an individual consumer of meat and dairy products, and I just wanted to strongly defy and object to the usage of meat and other products from animals that are cloned. Although, recent tests say that there is no apparent health risk, I believe there are harmful health risks to eating products of cloned animals, and cloning is unable to expand the walls to concern risks that have not yet risen within the few years of research. I believe that the FDA should even retract the notion of introducing this agenda to the public, because it isn't fear that detours the public, it is the fact of having something that isn't natural in our bodies. Although the FDA does have a advantage of introducing the products of cloned animals without the public knowledge, we are not at a point in world society where we would need such a certain thing, and even if a strong famine would arise, the need or even idea of using cloned animals for food would still and should be a last resort for society. There may be no apparent health risk due to the recent studies done, but cloning is such a recent application that has only had a few decades of research behind, and with such a sensitive matter a few decades is just not enough. The FDA indeed should be swayed with the fact that cloned animals are genetic replication of an animal and not a direct process of nature. Therefore, the FDA should halt the plans of introducing cloned meat into the daily market of animal product consumption, even if the products came with a warning label.