2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC360
Submitter : Mrs. Kathleen DiNatale Date & Time: 01/03/2007 03:01:02
Organization : Mrs. Kathleen DiNatale
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
This is very disturbing to me that the FDA would even think to allow the sale of cloned offspring meat for consumption and on top of that not label the food as such. My reason for not willing to purchase such meat is the fact that the first cloned animal only happened in 1996. Ten years is not sufficient time to analyze the repercussion of something like this. Also there has only been 5 years of testing the meat of cloned animals. How is five years sufficient in testing this? How long was Vioxx tested? It was on the market for 5 years before it was pulled. After five years of eating cloned meat just how many Americans would have to deal with problems that had arisen?

If cloned meat is sold it would have to be labeled. To not label the meat would be a huge injustice to the American people. We should be allowed to know exactly what we purchase and what we will be feeding our children. If cloned meat is sold in stores and is not labeled I will NOT purchase any meat for my family or myself. The seriousness of this has to be recognized by the FDA.