2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC384
Submitter : Mr. Kent Taylor Date & Time: 01/03/2007 03:01:38
Organization : Mr. Kent Taylor
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
Commissioner, I would respecfully like to enter my sincere objection to the matter of placing cloned meat products on the shelves of grocery stores without it being plainly labeled as such. We as tax paying consumers in this county have enough to be concerned about such as the drugs and additives being feed to livestock to boost their bulk, the processing procedures and general health of animals such as mad cow disease without exposing us to the possibility of new health risk of an unproven food source. Once again I feel that those who are supposed to be protecting the well being of this nations citizens are being paid off by the big industry lobbies to get what they want. If those who want to market cloned meat think this is such a good thing, why are they afraid to label it cloned? Don't they feel people will be bursting down the market doors to buy it? There are thousands of consumable food products with ingredients that may have adverse affects on people if they are eaten, and you require every ingredient and its food value to be listed clearly on a label for these products. Do you not think that people do not check these labels to try to avoid these ingredients in some products? I say do what you are paid and expected to do and test market this kind of product for years and then if no adverse problems arise, only put them in the market place labeled as what they truly are. Don't shove this down our throats (pun intended) as if we are a bunch of unconcerned idiots who don't care about important issues like this. Thank you for your consideration from those of us who do care about issues like these. Kent Taylor