2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC451
Submitter : Miss. Rachel Magruder Date & Time: 01/03/2007 03:01:17
Organization : Miss. Rachel Magruder
Category : Federal Government
Issue Areas/Comments
It's very unethical to not have labels on food stating that it has been produced by a cloned animal. The farmer who had his cows cloned stated that HE wouldn't give the meat or milk from the cloned cow to any of his children. He also stated that the cloned cow produced calves which later died not long after birth or were very ill. If the farmer who participated in the experiment of cloning animals refuses to give any food product of a cloned animal to his child, why would any other american want the same food product given to them without warning? The food products produced from cloned animals may cause severe health problems for americans. The risk of cancer may rise due to the different hormones and chemicals used to create the cloned animal. As american citizens, we have the right to know what is in the food we purchase. Allowing food products from cloned animals to be placed on the market WILL eventually cause extreme problems for the american people and government. When people are plagued with sickness caused from a cloned animal, the FDA will have to explain why they allowed it to be on the market and how much profit the government gained in experimenting with peoples lives to gain back the millions of dollars used in the cloning experiment. I hope that the FDA takes into consideration of these facts and concerns, if not, the American people will not let the FDA and government rest until they do.