2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC651
Submitter : Ms. Laura Pappis Date & Time: 01/04/2007 09:01:14
Organization : Ms. Laura Pappis
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
Dear FDA- I like to make my own informed choice so I would be opposed to regulations that would not require labeling to indicate if the food products came from cloned animals. However, if such labeling is not required, then I would increase my efforts to avoid products and byproducts that I suspect might be from cloned animals. As it is, I avoid products as much as I can that are overly processed, have antibiotics, growth hormones, and that been genetically modified, radiated or treated with pesticides. I used to be a heavy red meat and pork eater; however, since noticing over the course of a few years that I feel much better when I travel to the UK and the food tastes so much better over there versus how things feel and taste to me upon returning to the US, I started making dietary changes. As of this year, I have also completely given up consuming US pork and beef and all cow-based dairy products - regardless of labeling and have been trying to remove as many sources of man-induced toxins in my food, water, personal hygiene and cleaning products. I also try to do most of my shopping at natural and organic food stores and only shop at larger grocery stores when I can't get something comparable. Since adhering to this, my energy and health has improved significantly. I also support labeling requirements for restaurants and fast food chains.