2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC402
Submitter : Miss. Rebekah Lesher Date & Time: 01/03/2007 03:01:01
Organization : Miss. Rebekah Lesher
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
I do not support animal cloning, even when it is not associated with food. If meat and milk from animal clones is available on the market, consumers should at least have the right to know and choose if the products that they select come from clones.
Part of my fear comes from the knowledge that I spent 2 years of my life taking prescription medicine that was approved by the FDA. I didn't like it, but my Dr. told me that it was good for me. In the end, it was taken off the market for safety reasons.
I'm sure that my prescription seemed safe at the time that it was approved, but it actually hurt or even killed people. How do we know what we're really dealing with when it comes to clones? After only 5 years of testing, it is impossible to anticipate long term effects of ingesting clone products. What's wrong with natural cows? They may earn a slower profit, but is it really worth compromising our health? Also, what will happen to the smaller scale farmer who cannot afford, or does not believe in cloning?