2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC910
Submitter : Miss. Clara Kuo Date & Time: 01/04/2007 11:01:19
Organization : Miss. Clara Kuo
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
In an age where many people are seeking organic alternatives to produce, milk and meat, use of genetic cloning in meat production is 180 degrees in the other direction. I strongly oppose it because while the document claims that cloned animals pose no health risks to humans, it is simply against any laws of nature and evolution. I am very afraid of its effects on women and children.

At the very least, the government should require labelling for such, because as Americans, we should have the right to choose what we buy and we have the right to be informed about what we are buying. If we have nutrition labels and organic FDA approved labels, then why not the same for cloned meat & milk products?

The subject of genetics and hampering with genetics IS hugely controversial for our times and I personally do not approve of it. In California, there are many of us who are for the organic, pure granola movement, because it is better for the environment and for humans. If the FDA goes in the other direction, it just seems counter-intutitive and illogical.

Some say that meat is meat; milk is milk and so forth. This is not true, because
it interferes with the complex genetic web that has been laid out for us by evolution and by nature. Whether evolution and God can co-exist is not the question here, but the point is that you cannot meddle too much with nature. You must consider ALL factors involved from the basic human level to the universal level of the entire world and the world beyond it.

In summary, FDA needs to seriously consider the risks, not just for the short-term but consider the long term as well. How will this introduction of clones affect our children and our children's children? How will it affect the environment that they live in? This proposal to introduce genetically cloned animals sounds like a Frankenstein story bound for tragedy.