2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC1468
Submitter : Miss. Jennifer Kott Date & Time: 01/04/2007 03:01:10
Organization : National College of Natural Medicine
Category : Academia
Issue Areas/Comments
I understand the various benefits of cloned meat and other animal products, but I feel that it is absolutely imperative that such food items have an indication on its labeling of its cloned origin, despite the FDA's claim that it is just as safe as conventional meat. It is the consumer's right to have this information, so that they can make well informed, personal decisions about the foods and other products that they purchase and consume. Some people simply do not believe in cloning, others may feel that it is wrong based on religious afffiliation, etc. Not labeling products from a cloned origin stretches beyond dietary and health issues. Even though it is the FDA's primary purpose to evaluate the safety and efficacy of food and drug items, we are now in an age where it is no longer that simple; for many people there are strong ethics underlying what they choose to purchase/conusme and what they do not. Denying the public the appropriate information about the origin of their meat and dairy destroys their freedom of choice.