2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC417
Submitter : Ms. K Taylor Date & Time: 01/03/2007 03:01:47
Organization : Ms. K Taylor
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
I do not agree with the idea of cloning anything in the first place and I certainly do not agree with introducing food from cloned animals into the food chain. While there may be some scientific evidence that food from such animals MAY SEEM okay there is no definitive proof from historical records showing that food from cloned is ABSOLUTELY safe for human consumption. There have been quite a few products (most specifically medicines) initially deemed safe for human consumption that then turned out to not be safe and even deadly to humans. There is no proof that food from cloned animals or even their offspring, regardless of whether the offspring is produced "naturally", won't also cause risk to humans. If, and I hope it doesn't happen, food from cloned animals is introduced then by all means I think that it should be mandatory that it is labeled and labeled well. I, for one, want to know so that I can choose NOT to buy and consume it. I do not wish to be a human guinea pig.