2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC820
Submitter : Mr. Gary Waits Date & Time: 01/04/2007 10:01:27
Organization : Mr. Gary Waits
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
I believe that cloning animals and plants for food is dangerous and wrong and believe it should be so labled for the consumer to be knowledgable of the type of food being purchases. I disagree with the recent FDA decision that states "meat and milk from clones ... [is] as safe to eat as food from conventionally bred animals." As a result I insist on accurate labeling of all cloned foods.

The FDA has said that food products from cloned animals will likely contain no special labeling - making it likely that we all will consume cloned animal products without realizing it. This is unfair, unjust, and simply wrong.

Cloning of animals is dangerous for numerous reasons including:
- studies have found unexpected results from cloning animals (the animals often die or have abnormalities... "cloning" is not exact)
- cloned livestock will be prone to epidemics due to their genetic similarities
- too little research has been performed to know the full ramifications

Cloning is unethical
- animals impregnated with cloned eggs have been shown to suffer
- cloning is unnatural, counter to most religious beliefs
- cloning results in the suffering and deaths of numerous animals
- putting cloned milk and meat into the food supply is experimenting with public welfare

Thank you for your attention and response to this request.
Gary Waits
POB 58135
Houston, Texas 77258