|2003N-0573||Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment|
|FDA Comment Number :||EC758|
|Submitter :||Ms. Carla Brubaker||Date & Time:||01/04/2007 10:01:55|
|Organization :||Ms. Carla Brubaker|
|Category :||Individual Consumer|
| At a time when we as a society are beginning to understand our impact on our world and the way we live from the resources provided. I understand the farmers needs to clone desirable traits in animals to gain the most useful animals for food processing. But, it just doesnt sit well with me as a consumer I have concerns over exerting control over an animals genetics for human consumption and would prefer not to be fed this type of food. I am a strong advocate for organic and sustained agriculture and I am opposed to Franken-foods as they are sometimes referred to.
I think that taking away the natural selection process of animal farming couldnt possibly be an appropriate answer. I know that choosing animals for their good traits and then breeding them to another animal with desirable traits is a way to keep the herds healthy and productive. Animal replication just does not sit well for me.
At minimum there should be labels on the food for consumers to make their own decision to buy or not to buy this food product, which is not conventionally farm-bred. Just as theyve done with farm raised color added salmon they should do the same with farm-bred and cloned animal products that are made available to the public.