2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC757
Submitter : Ms. Jessica Kramer Date & Time: 01/04/2007 10:01:44
Organization : Ms. Jessica Kramer
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
I am a consumer & I am VERY concerned about your assessment that foods derived from animal cloning do not need to be labeled. I have a right to know what I am eating - it's my CHOICE to decide what I put into my own body. I don't want the government deciding for me what I need and what I don't need to know. I urge you to reconsider that any food that contains animal cloning should be labeled - and be REQUIRED to be labeled. You may think the public will 'overreact' - well, perhaps they will FOR A REASON. You may have conducted your own studies, but how do we really know what will happen - 5, 10, 20 years from now after we've eaten such food? It's happened with medications, certain drugs that were deemed safe, and now we learn that after so many years, they are harmful. I DO NOT want to take this chance with my own health. I URGE you so strongly to REQUIRE food labeling, not some voluntary labeling. I think you will find a large upsurge in puchases of products that are labeled - CLONE-FREE. I want to know what I am eating - I am sure most people do. Already some manufacturers are already studying how to word their products, to note they are clone-free (Ben & Jerry's). I think you will find that these products will be purchased in greater quantities than you can imagine.

Please give the consumer ALL the information & let us make our own informed choices of what we eat.