2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC675
Submitter : Mr. Glenn Huang Date & Time: 01/04/2007 10:01:47
Organization : Mr. Glenn Huang
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
As a consumer, I want to have a choice of whether I consume a product containing cloned food or not. If cloned animals for consumption were to be offered, I want a label that states clearly "This product is a Cloned meat." I DO NOT want a poor disclaimer like: "This product may (or may not) contain cloned meat products."

This puts more responsibility on the meat producers, but this is their choice to raise or not to raise cloned animals, so they need to be responsible for their choices and pass these labels on to consumers to determine if this will succeed or fail (and therefore be an economical alternative) in the marketplace. But the Marketplace cannot decide if this process is obscured or hidden from consumers.

Finally, it worries me that cloning can produce gene transcription errors which if allowed to cascade (clone of a clone of a clone) could produce unknown consequences. Unless and until there are reliable, unbiased, repeatable and long-term studies of cloned meat affects which show it to be safe, I will not be a public consumer "guinea pig" to the meat producers. But again, I want to know for sure that this what I am choosing to eat or NOT to eat by using clear, prominant labels.