2003N-0573 Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment
FDA Comment Number : EC973
Submitter : Ms. Michelle Ronca Date & Time: 01/04/2007 11:01:16
Organization : Ms. Michelle Ronca
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
My name is a Michelle Ronca, I am a 26 year old, single mother with two young children and I am a individual consumer. Cloning has been a reality for several years and the question of the morality of cloning still holds true for many of us. It is especially a question for myself and my family. I do understand the economical and humanitarian need for the use of cloning in order to produce food for the masses, however, I do feel that I should be given the right to choose what myself and my family ingest. I am aware of the fact that your organization claims that there is truely no diffrence from the meat of an animal that has not been cloned to the animal that has, but the thought of eating an animal that was not created from nature sickens me. I feel that the consumer should have a choice in this matter because it is a sensitive issue to so many, myself included in that count. I believe in choice and I feel that at the very least the products should be labeled so that the consumer does have that control as they do with the labels that are provided on packages now. I do recall "Dolly" the sheep and I feel that cloning as far as the general public is aware has long strides ahead but in my personal opinion and belief should not be done at all. I am not the pillar of perfection, nor am I the queen of morality, however, I could not sit idol on this subject. I hope that you at least considering labeling the product and I hope that you do bare in mind that our country was based on freedom and should remain that way. Armed with the proper knowledge I feel that many of the individual consumers can make an informed decision. Thank you for your time and I do hope that you deeply consider the idea about labeling.

Michelle Ronca