2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC840
Submitter : Mr. Iain L. Stuart Date & Time: 01/04/2007 10:01:00
Organization : N/A
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
I am a foodservice professional. I am a certified executive chef, a Food and Beverage Director. I have training in nutrition as well. I have been in the foodservice business for thirty years. I am disappointed and disgusted that the FDA would allow political interests to override, yet again, common sense when it comes to food safety.
First, you tested first generation cloned animals. These animals, are entirely too expensive to become someone's dinner...it is their offspring which may in fact harbour mutations and even diseases and viruses we cannot at this point imagine. Secondly, if the people of New York deserve to "Know what is in the food they are eating" and have to have legislation regarding trans-fats; then why is it the FDA believes that we don't need to know when our food has been genetically modified, or cloned?!
Outrage is really too mild a word for what I believe is a serious miscarriage of your mission. The FDA has become nothing more than a rubber stamp organization for whatever political wind is blowing. You should take a serious look at what you are planning to do to the safety of the world's food.