2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC1040
Submitter : Mr. Marc Winters Date & Time: 01/04/2007 12:01:22
Organization : Mr. Marc Winters
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
I am still not convinced that cloned animals are fine to consume. I have concerns with possible genetic damage from the clones to both humans and any other animal that our industries rely on. Also the long term considerations on how cloning will effect the future viability of the genetic stock in industry based animals. We already have a problem keeping species alive (due to global warming and loss of habitat, among other reasons)do we really want to allow corporations to choose the 'best' chicken or cow to be the only one left alive? Although that may not happen in your or my lifetimes, eventually capitalism will produce the 'best' endlessly and all of the rest will die out. Regardless, if this product is allowed, then I STRONGLY recommend it is clearly labled so me and my family can avoid it like the plague. If it is allowed but not labled clearly, then I will seek out another means of providing genetically unmodified meats to my diet, as I have also done with genetically modified vegetables, which has taken me out of the traditional markets for vegetables as a consumer. I do not purchase vegetables form growers who buy the 'designer' seeds, and if this goes through as planned, I will not buy from meat producers (nor any animal product) that use 'designer' livestock in their breeding or production. Our bodies were made in the natural world, everything around us is already synthetic, we should be trying to keep our food, air and water as clean and natural as possible.