|2003N-0573||Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment|
|FDA Comment Number :||EC1059|
|Submitter :||Mr. Mike McCulley||Date & Time:||01/04/2007 12:01:38|
|Organization :||Mr. Mike McCulley|
|Category :||Individual Consumer|
| I would like to ask for cloned animal meat, and cloned animal milk and products, to be appropriately labeled.
You should require this product to be labeled so consumers are aware of what they are eating, as you would label a product beef or chicken.
This is not just a question of safety. Studies have not been long enough to really know, but it seems that there are no immediate side effects to this food.
This is information the people need.
Mercury is 'safe' in small amounts; this does not mean that it is good for people.
This is a question of the industry and the protection of the industry, vs. the people and the people's right to know. These are two different things.
What is good for the industry is not always good for consumers.
For instance, does the FDA require all seafood to be labeled with Mercury contents?
Cloned meat and products are possibly disgusting and not a choice that consumers would prefer if they have a chance to choose.
The real question here is, will the FDA give consumers that chance or not?